Buying Tips

Many people find the process of buying a home a little daunting and sometimes overwhelming. You're not alone. No two buying experiences are the same, but my home buying tips provide an idea of the different steps you may encounter when buying a home.

Despite recent slowdowns in some markets, housing remains a good long-term investment, and demographic demand favors housing over the longer term. Homeownership offers immediate benefits and long-term value. Homeowners accumulate wealth for the future while enjoying the benefits of a shelter that they can use, improve and sell.

When you work with me as your Accredited Buyer's Representative, we can answer questions like:

  • Why is Real Estate Still One of the Best Investments You Can Make?
  • Is Now the Right Time for Your New Home Purchase?
  • How Much Can You Afford?
  • What is Right for You?

     

Whether you prefer Aquidneck Island (Newport, Middletown or Portsmouth) or just over the bridges in Tiverton, Bristol and Warren or Jamestown, I always appreciate the opportunity to be your Buyer's Agent. 

Would you like to receive more information regarding the home buying process?  I'd love to be your guide.   

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Wendy's Home Buying Tips:
  • Before you start looking, make a list of the top 5 things that you want out of the transaction ... knowing that there are no good or bad or right or wrong answers.  This is the opportunity to look at your life as a blank canvas and make a list of the things you'd love in a perfect world to make your life and home as easy and as comfortable as possible.
  • Get pre-approved for your mortgage.  This will enable you to shop with confidence and know within $25 what your total monthly payments will be and within $750 with your total closing costs may be.
  • Keep an Open Mind - look at as many properties as possible, compare the properties you see against the one that you like best.
  • Don't make any big or unexpected purchases until after your closing.