Buyers tip of the week!!

The decision to purchase a home is a highly personal one, based on both tangible and intangible factors.
Beyond your personal situation, local market conditions, financing costs, and future expectations
must also be evaluated.

The following list of questions can help you decide if you are ready to move forward with a home purchase.

If you purchase a home, how long do you expect to live there?
What can you afford to pay each month for housing related expenses?
What are the total costs of home ownership?
This may include:
• Mortgage payments (based on various interest rate and term assumptions)
• Property taxes • Homeowner’s insurance
• Utilities • Maintenance costs • Any other special fees?
Do you expect these housing-related expenses to increase or decrease? (changes in interest rates may
be a bigger factor than others)
What additional expenses are required to complete a purchase? (closing costs, moving expenses, etc.)
How much will your home ownership costs decline after adjusting for interest expense deductions and
property taxes (if applicable)?
Are local market prices favorable to purchasing?
What are your expectations on future prices?
Do you qualify for any special purchasing assistance programs that can help reduce the cost
of home ownership?

If you are now a renter, what are your total housing expenses? (monthly rent, utilities, housing
assessment, parking, etc.?)
How does renting vs. buying factor into your long-term investing goals?

What are your personal preferences regarding the type of housing you wish to live in? How does location
factor into your housing preferences?
How do you expect your personal situation to change, in terms of future housing needs?
What are your expectations concerning future employment?
What are your long-term personal and financial goals, with regard to housing?

I hope this helps and as always please feel free to call,text or email me with any questions you may have.

Laura A Goldberg ABR,GRI,SFR,BPOR E-pro
Classic Properties Realty
Cell/Text 352-327-2997
Fax: 866-591-3002 toll free
I am passionate about Real Estate !!


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