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5 Tips in Buying A Lakeland Fl Home For Sale

5 Tips in Buying A Lakeland Fl Home For Sale

We've heard about some buyers going through "buyer's remorse" or regretting their decision to buy a home, or buyers who ended up paying too much for a home. Some buyers end up spending thousands of dollars in repairs because they did not get a home inspection.

Home Buying in Lakeland FLSo how do you make sure you don't end up with buyer's remorse or spending more than you can afford? Here are a few smart tips in buying a Lakeland Fl home for sale:

1. Make a budget and stick to it.

Make sure you have a budget before you go shopping for Lakeland Fl homes for sale. When making a budget, don't just consider the monthly mortgage. You also have your monthly bills and expenses and other expenses like insurance and home repairs. Think about your lifestyle. Avoid being house poor, or having no cash left after paying for the house by only shopping for homes within your budget.

2. Don't hesitate to walk away.

Don't let your emotions get in the way when deciding on buying a home for sale in Lakeland Fl. You should choose a home because it fits your budget and is in good condition. Always get a home inspection once you have narrowed down your choice. If you can't afford the home or the repairs required, don't hesitate to walk away.

3. Give each house a chance.

If you are looking at Lakeland Fl homes for sale online, don't just judge a home by the photos or the virtual tour (or lack thereof). If a home has no photos but is in the right location, go look at it! Chances are you might get a good deal because most buyers skip this home.

4. Think in terms of 5-10 years.

Before you buy a Lakeland Fl home for sale, ask yourself what the purpose of this home will be in the next 5-10 years.

5. Work with a trusted Lakeland Fl agent.

Working with a Lakeland Fl agent who understands your personal and financial situation is very crucial in any real estate transaction. You might also need to work with a real estate lawyer and a mortgage specialist if you plan to buy a home. Having a support system like this will help keep you grounded every time you get caught up in the excitement of buying a home.

Also, please read my articles titled: "Questions You Should Ask Before Buying A Lakeland FL Home for Sale".

 

Authored by Petra Norris 

 

Petra Norris - REALTOR®, SFR
Managing Broker - CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.
 
CDV TransAtlantic Inc
(863) 619-6918
 
Lakeland Florida Home Search
 
2 commentsPetra Norris • September 01 2013 08:12AM
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