Plan Ahead for Buying a Home

by Golden Path Real Estate 11/24/2019

Want to buy a house? If you plan ahead for the homebuying journey, you may be better equipped than ever before to reap the benefits of a seamless homebuying experience.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for the homebuying journey.

1. Figure Out Where You Want to Live

Do you prefer the hustle and bustle of the big city? Or, would you like to reside in a small town? Think about where you want to live, and you may be able to speed up the homebuying journey.

A homebuyer who narrows his or her search to houses in a set number of cities and towns may be able to quickly discover the ideal residence. Thus, if you know where you want to go, you can act fast to pursue your dream house. And once you find your dream home, it may be only a few weeks before you can finalize a home sale.

2. Obtain a Mortgage

A mortgage generally is a must-have for a homebuyer, regardless of where he or she decides to live. If you submit a mortgage application before you embark on the homebuying journey, you can enter the real estate market with a budget in hand.

Oftentimes, it won't take long to get pre-approved for a mortgage. You can meet with a variety of banks and credit unions, and these financial institutions can teach you about a wide array of mortgage options. Next, you can select a mortgage that satisfies your personal requirements.

When you meet with banks and credit unions, don't hesitate to ask plenty of questions, either. If you receive expert mortgage insights, you can make an informed mortgage decision that likely will serve you well for years to come.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Let's face it – pursuing a home should be a quick, easy process, but problems may arise that prevent you from buying your ideal residence. Thankfully, real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide, and these housing market professionals can help you make your homeownership dreams come true.

A real estate agent is a housing market expert who can teach you how to discover a terrific house at a budget-friendly price. This housing market professional can explain the differences between a buyer's and seller's market and help you map out a successful homebuying journey. That way, you may be able to improve your chances of acquiring a superb residence if you hire a reliable real estate agent.

In addition, a real estate agent will serve as your guide along the homebuying journey. He or she will keep you up to date about new residences that become available, set up home showings and help you submit homebuying proposals. And if you ever have homebuying concerns or questions, a real estate agent is available to respond to them.

Achieve the best-possible results during the homebuying journey – use the aforementioned tips, and you can plan ahead to acquire your ideal residence.

About the Author
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Golden Path Real Estate

Yolanda and Durnee bring over sixty years combined experience in real estate working with clients in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. They have seen all types of changes to the industry and have been a part of making change in the industry. They are both community activists and have worked to help stop redlining, predatory lending practicing and unfair regulations and taxation of homeowners and buyers. 

Yolanda has been President of Real Estate Associations and non-profits such as Southwest Los Angeles Association of Realtors, Southwest Los Angeles Rotary and Multicultural Real Estate Alliance for Urban Change. She is a Girl Scout co-leader, member of her community school counsel and is licensed in both real estate and life insurance. 

Durnee is a gentleman who still believes in holding doors open for women, while appreciating their intelligence and independence. He has organized community events, has severed on the board and member of several non-profits such as Consolidated Realty Board and Multicultural Real Estate Alliance for Urban Change. Durnee has a background in flooring and window treatment. He also can design closet for functionality taking advantage of unused space.  

Yolanda and Durnee enjoy working as a team because they complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They absolutely enjoy hanging out with family and friends, you will usually find Durnee on the grill at family functions and Yolanda baking or throwing something in the pot bringing that comfort food to the table. They both love gardening they have been jokingly called Lisa and Oliver Douglas of Green Acres because no one believed that they get down and dirty in garden. Until they saw the results. They enjoy vacations and stay-cations and always strive to make every day special in some little way. They have been working eating healthier and get back to going to the gym. However, it seems like some days are harder than other. They were doing so good then…………. well tomorrow is another day. 

Here's what our recent clients have said.

Yolanda and Durnee were referred to me by Edna R. when we purchased our first house. So, when we it came time to purchasing our second home we knew who to call. Just as they did with the first home, Yolanda and Durnee took the time to listen to what we wanted, our budget, our fears, and they helped us by educating us through the whole process. This time we opted to go with a fixer upper in an upscale neighborhood. My husband was excited, and I was a little nervous because I loved our home which was turnkey when we purchased it. Yolanda and Durnee made the whole process from selling my old home to purchasing our new home seamless. We are now in the process of renovating our new home and I got my dream kitchen. My husband keeps saying we just increased our equity just ask Yolanda and Durnee The Golden Path Team. They are our Realtors and friends for life. Irma and Wayne H

I had to short sale my home and Yolanda and Durnee closed my home in 30 days from the time it was listed. Yolanda and Durnee had all the terms worked out before we I listed including getting me relocation money the whole process with less than 60 days. I had heard all kinds of horror stories about how long it would take and all the red tape. The Golden Path Team made it such a wonderful experience. Sharon