Enjoy a Positive Homebuying Experience

by Carole Legrain 02/24/2020

Purchasing a house should be an unforgettable journey for all the right reasons. However, problems sometimes may arise that can make it tough to enjoy a positive homebuying experience.

Whether it's struggling to know where to search for your dream home or getting the financing you need to purchase a house, myriad problems may prevent you from enjoying a positive homebuying experience. Lucky for you, we're here to help you identify potential homebuying hurdles and eliminate such problems before they escalate.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you reap the benefits of a positive homebuying experience.

1. Enter the Housing Market with Clear Expectations

If you know you want to purchase a house, it helps to enter the real estate market with clear expectations. That way, you'll be better equipped than ever before to streamline your house search.

Consider what you want to find in your dream house. For example, if you want to own a house near the beach, you should conduct your home search accordingly. Or, if you want to buy a home with a big backyard and outdoor swimming pool, you can hone your home search as needed.

Think about areas where you want to reside too. By doing so, you can focus on available homes in specific cities and towns.

2. Know Your Homebuying Budget

Get pre-approved for a mortgage – you'll be glad you did. Because if you have a mortgage at your disposal, you can pursue houses in a specific price range and speed up your home search.

Obtaining a mortgage can be simple. In fact, if you meet with a variety of banks and credit unions, you may be able to get a mortgage in no time at all.

Remember, banks and credit unions employ knowledgeable mortgage specialists who are happy to assist you in any way possible. If you have any mortgage questions, these specialists can respond to your queries. And as a result, you can gain the insights you need to get a mortgage that matches your finances.

3. Employ a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a difference-maker, particularly for a homebuyer who wants to seamlessly navigate the property buying journey. With a real estate agent at your side, you can achieve the best-possible results, regardless of where and when you're searching for a home.

Typically, a real estate agent will meet with you, learn about your homebuying expectations and help you map out a property buying strategy. This housing market professional can offer expert insights into the local real estate market and ensure you can pursue houses that match your expectations. Plus, a real estate agent will set up home showings, help you submit an offer to purchase your dream house and negotiate with a seller's agent on your behalf. And if you ever have concerns during the homebuying journey, a real estate agent will address them immediately.

Ready to enjoy a positive homebuying experience? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can quickly and effortlessly navigate the homebuying journey.

About the Author
Author

Carole Legrain

Carole is originally from Belgium and came to the United States as an Au Pair. She lived in New York for 18 years working for the Belgian Consulate in Manhattan, also working for a distributor of custom Italian jewelry and Swiss watches. In search for a different lifestyle, she moved with her two daughters to Wilmington in 2003 where she obtained her real estate license. Carole has been an on-site agent in Porters Neck Plantation for 13 years now and truly enjoys working with all the wonderful people moving to the community from all over the country!

Carole has 13 years of on-site experience in Porters Neck Plantation and a thorough knowledge of the community, the properties on the market and the residents who have moved there over the years. After taking a tour of the community with Carole, you will not only have a great overview of the community and the properties on the market but you will be able to meet the residents and have a good feel for the lifestyle that Porters Neck Plantation offers.

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Seller's agent 6/7/2018 - $525,000 - 8716 Lincolnshire Ln
Seller's agent 6/07/2018 - $550,000 - 8705 Champion Hills Dr
Buyer's agent 6/06/2018 - $431,50 - 8501 Emerald Dunes Rd
Seller's agent 6/01/2018 - $375,00 - 8809 Sawmill Creek Ln
Seller's agent 4/20/2018 - $490,00 - 8728 Champion Hills Dr
Buyer's agent 4/03/2018 - $622,000 - 1001 Callawasse Island Dr
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Seller's agent 01/10/2018 - $315,000 - 1003 Wild Dunes Cir
Buyer's agent 01/05/2018 - $450,000 - 1110 Tennwood Dr
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Buyer's and Seller's agent 9/07/2017 - $417,000 - 411 Black Diamond Dr
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Seller's agent 6/29/2017 - $345,000 - 1102 Congressional Ln
Buyer's agent 3/31/2017 - $230,000 - Lot 8707 Champion Hills Dr
Seller's agent 12/27/2016 - $520,000 - 8412 Fazio Dr

Seller's agent 12/12/2016 - $252,000 - 1002 Wild Dunes Cir
Buyer's agent 12/04/2016 - $67,000 - Lot 625 Wild Dunes Cir
Buyer's agent 11/16/2016 - $517,000 - 8916 Woodcreek Cir
Buyer's agent 11/15/2016 - $162,500 - Lot 8708 Lowes Island Dr
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Buyer's agent 11/07/2016 - $345,000 - 1025 Wild Dunes Cir
Buyer's agent 9/30/2016 - $150,000 - Lot 8808 Champion Hills Dr
Buyer's agent 7/05/2016 - $155,000 - 7216 Thurgood Rd
Buyer's and Seller's agent 7/01/2016 - $292,500 - 1000 Wild Dunes Cir
Buyer's agent 6/30/2016 - $350,000 - 8339 Vintage Club Cir

Seller's agent 6/30/2016 - $439,000 - 418 White Columns Way
Buyer's and Seller's agent 6/29/2016 - $549,000 - 8549 Galloway National Dr
Seller's agent 6/24/2016 - $519,000 - 817 Wild Dunes Cir
Buyer's agent 6/13/2016 - $92,000 - Lot 1800 Hartefield National Ln
Buyer's and Seller's agent 5/16/2016 - $430,000 - 8316 Vintage Club Cir
Buyer's agent 5/12/2016 - $67,000 - Lot 625 Wild Dunes Cir
Seller's agent 5/03/2016 - $510,000 - 562 Windstar Ln
Buyer's agent 3/31/2016 - $100,000 - Lot 8111 Wade Hampton Ct
Buyer's agent 3/15/2016 - $137,500 - 1507 Military Cutoff Rd
Buyer's agent 2/4/2016 - $641,821 - 8578 Galloway National Dr

Seller's agent 2/01/2016 - $535,000 - 113 Hallbrook Farms Cir
Seller's agent 10/28/2015 - $375,000 - 419 Black Diamond Dr
Seller's agent 10/07/2015 - $549,000 - 1004 Butler National Ln
Seller's agent 9/16/2015 - $440,000 - 8640 Vintage Club Dr
Seller's agent 7/08/2015 - $485,000 - 409 White Columns Way
Buyer's agent 7/02/2015 - $343,000 - 8509 Emerald Dunes Rd
Seller's agent 5/18/2015 - $352,000 - 1102 Congressional Ln