June 13th, 2011 8:56 PM by Jodie Ford
Buying a home
should be fun, not stressful. But as most of you know… this is not always the
case! Here are some tips to keep in
mind as you look for your next home in the Charleston AFB
1. Find an
agent you actually want to spend your weekends with!
buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. Looking for a home can be a long process….and
often involves many weekends spent side by side with your agent. Wouldn’t you rather spend this time with
someone you actually like? If you groan
every time your agent’s number shows up on called ID – then you have the wrong
you know doesn’t need to like the house!
natural to want lots of reassurance for such a big decision….but you know what
they say about opinions!
opinion that truly matters is YOURS! Only
you know the wants and needs of your Charleston military
family – not your neighbor, or your boss, or even dear old Mom……
that your dream home may not be perfect!
Perfect location but hate the shag carpet? Dream kitchen except for the pink floral
wallpaper? Great school district but not
crazy about the landscaping? Don’t
despair….. Just figure out what your top priorities are and go for the things that
are most important to you. Don’t sweat
the small stuff!
4. Do you
want the house or the last word?
is definitely part of buying a home, but trying to “win” by getting an
extra-low price or by refusing to budge on your offer may cost you the home you
love. You don’t need to be Gordon
Gekko…..you need to be smart and logical and know when to say YES!
wait until you’ve found your dream home to get approved for a mortgage. Getting pre-approved for a home mortgage
should be the FIRST thing you do when you’re ready to buy a home in Charleston…..Would
you fill up your cart with groceries and wait until the check out line to
figure out how much you can afford? And
how you’re going to pay? I think not!
Bottom Line – Buying a home is a wonderful
thing! Whether you’re a property virgin
or an old pro, there’s nothing that compares to the feeling of finding the
right home for you and your family. So
keep that chin up! Remember to enjoy it!
About Military Homes of
Homes of Charleston is part of the Exit
Realty Charleston Group and is a full-service real estate team based in Charleston, SC.
We understand the appeal of living in Charleston
and the challenges that come with moving to a new neighborhood or state. So
whether you’re looking to buy a dream property or sell one, we can help.
Torri Jacobsen, Military
Homes of Charleston
or selling a home doesn’t have to be hard, but choosing the right Realtor DOES
make a difference. I specialize in making first-time home buying a great
experience for military families moving to the Charleston, SC
area. Call (843-475-9313) or email today, and let’s make this your best move
yet! You’ll feel right at home with me.
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Jodie Hurt, Military Homes of Charleston
I specialize in helping
military families enjoy a smooth PCS in and out of Charleston. I have a passion for helping
people, and I love what I do. Call me and let me make this the easiest PCS
yet! Email Jodie
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