If you’re planning on buying a home in Austin Texas, one thing that you’re going to see is that the real estate market here has been red hot.
Yes, it’s true, we have a booming real estate market, even though the United States economy is currently in the midst of a deep recession, and we’ve dealt with an ongoing pandemic.
The good news with the real estate market booming, this means that it’s also the perfect time for buying a home because mortgage interest rates remain historically low so it’s possible once you find a property to get a great deal on a home.
Things to do before buying a home during a hot market
If you never purchased a home before, some of the things that you should do, especially during a hot real estate market include the following
Get pre-approved for a mortgage loan – This is essential because you want to have the ability to meet with a realtor and have confidence that your financing is secured and is not contingent upon you being approved for a mortgage loan.
Postpone purchasing any big items for at least 90 days – During your pre-approval status, you should also postpone purchasing major items like a new car, boat, or RV for at least 90 days. The reason why you want to hold off on purchasing bigger items is that they will, of course, raise your debt to income ratio and they also may lower your credit score so it’s important to postpone purchasing big items until after you purchased a home.
Know what you’re searching for in a home – Another important thing that you should do during the process of buying a home in a hot real estate market is to know exactly what you’re searching for. This means that you should define the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and square footage that you want in a home because this will help us to narrow down our property search for you.
Be ready to look at home as soon as it comes to market – Last of all, but most important, another thing that you should be ready to do during the process of buying a home on a hot real estate market is to be willing to look at home as soon as it comes to the real estate market. By being willing to act fast, you’re going to separate yourself from other buyers who would potentially miss out on a great opportunity, because it’s not the right time for them the view of the property
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