Has Buying a New Home Got Your Spooked? How to Find the Right Home for You this Halloween

As you walk the kids around your neighborhood today seeking out tricks or treats, you’re bound to notice the houses where you’re knocking on doors amidst ghouls and goblins. If you’re in the market to buy a home or are just curious about home prices, the most difficult first-step is finding the right property for your needs, budget and life goals.  You can take advantage of the nice walk for candy with the kids to find your next home.

As you walk around a neighborhood or new area, a real estate mobile application can help you pinpoint the right home for you and your family, helping you avoid the horror stories you’ve heard about home hunts that last for months with no results.

Do Thorough and Regular Research to Find the Right Home for You

When you invest in a home, you are looking down the barrel of a 20-30 year relationship with a bank, and a location that could prove to be the place you live the rest of your life. It is not to be taken lightly. Be sure that the home you select fits your short-term and long-term goals, including:

  • School System
  • Neighborhood home value averages
  • Urban or Suburban setting

Each of these points could affect your choice to stay in your home for the long-haul, until fruition of your mortgage loan, and in today’s mortgage market, the best thing any home buyer can do is buy a home where they can stay put and gain equity.

Mobile applications for real estate can make your house hunt much more targeted and timely. Use a real estate mobile app to find homes in a geographic area, by price range, compare schools and neighborhoods using social media tools, and also get turn by turn directions to a property that has caught your interest, all while you’re on the go and from your mobile phone.  A real estate mobile application will also put you directly in touch with the realtor that is listing the home and with a click, you can be on the phone planning your home purchase.

The bottom line? Be sure that you take your home buying process seriously. Take advantage of the tools available, like real estate mobile applications, to make house hunting a treat.

~ Tracie Close, Smarter Agent