Tips for Buyers

Tips for Buyers

At Independence Real Estate, we have extensive experience in Real Estate Industry. Below are some practical considerations for home buyers:

Knowing What You Can Afford

Most Home buyers know what kind of house they want, but they often don’t know what they can truly afford. Simply speaking with a reputable lender or mortgage broker will help you determine what you can afford and the types of loans you may qualify for.

There are usually, two steps in the loan process: Pre-qualification and pre-approval. Pre-qualification gives you a good idea how much “home” you can really afford, while pre-approval is the actual amount that the lender would be willing to lend. By having a good understanding of your funding limits, you will be in a much stronger, negotiating position when you are ready to make an offer on a home.

Choosing a Realtor®

Be sure to choose a Realtor® that belongs to the local Board of Realtors®. Your agent should be knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and types of properties that interest you.

At Independence Real Estate, we will guide you through the detailed process of buying a home. Your Independence Real Estate Agent will provide you with detailed market data, local and state ordinance information, and the negotiation expertise you need to get the price you want and deserve. Our experience selling thousands of properties citywide will help ensure satisfaction in your real estate investment.

Shopping for Properties

Every City usually offers a diverse mix of single family homes, condominiums. Once you have decided on a neighborhood/area, ask your agent about transportation, schools and shopping in the area.

Understanding Different Types of Houses

Established cities usually offer an abundance of older homes, such as Victorians, Edwardians and Mid-Century Modern styles. Often these properties have classic features that are distinctive and unique to their era.

New homes are currently available in certain key areas. Which you may get your choice of appliances, fixtures, and other enhancements.

Fixer-uppers can dramatically increase in value with even a few small improvements. However, be sure not to over-improve. Let the neighborhood be your pricing guide. Also, remember that a majority of fixer-uppers must be purchased “as is”.

Managing the Purchase Process

Planning for Closing Costs

Closing costs vary widely based on where you live and the property you buy. Closing costs often include things such as:

Preparing to Move

Here are some basic steps for making your move easier:

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Conveniently located, we have easy access to all of Central, West & South Florida. Our team of local real estate experts is ready to reveal the secrets of how we can help you sell your home or find that perfect home you are looking for. We look forward to working with you.


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