A New Year brings new challenges, triumphs, and opprtunities. It brings a fresh start and a clean slate. It gives us a chance to sit down and figure out what we want to accomplish in 2017; for many people that includes putting down roots and buying a new home.
Whether you are a first time home-buyer (which is SO EXCITING, congrats!) or you have been through the process before, it can seem to take a lifetime to get the keys to the kingdom and move into your brand new home. To find "the one," write the offer, negotiate, schedule the home inspection, negotiate some more, deal with the appraiser, do a little more negotiating, go back and forth with the lender, and run screaming victoriously to the attorney's office to sit down at the closing table and sign the thick stack of paperwork before being handed the house keys...it takes planning, patience, persistance, and faith in your Realtor that they will keep everything on track and get you to the finish line.
These tips from a fantastic article from realtor.com should help to get you from contract to closing faster and easier so that you can enjoy your new home sooner. It's worth it.
Home buyers in a hurry to move into their new house may be discouraged to know that the average time to close on a property is 50 days, according to Ellie Mae. But a more focused home search and being proactive about paperwork, among other things, can help to shorten the time-frame. An organized buying process is particularly important for those of you who are simultaneously selling and working against tight moving deadlines. These tips will help you as buyers to help get this important transaction completed in a shorter amount of time.
Once you find the home of your dreams, you want to get through the front door pretty quickly. Just be patient with the process; some things do take a little bit of time. But these tips will help the transaction go more smoothly so you can enjoy buying your new home instead of stressing about it.
If you have any questions about the home buying (or selling) process, you can contact me through my website at any time! And make sure to subscribe so you don't miss tips & tricks to help you buy or sell.
Source: “Got the Need for Speed? 10 Timely Tricks for Buying a Home in a Hurry,” realtor.com® (Dec. 12, 2016) **edited for the purposes of this post.
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