And if you are going to be selling a home, too, check out my 2021 Summer Home Seller Guide!
It’s important to be educated about the home search and buying process, especially in our very competitive sellers’ market, as a home buyer in Carlsbad, or elsewhere in North San Diego County.
Even experienced home buyer will find there are always new things to learn! The real estate business, and the housing market, keep changing and you want to be as prepared as you can, in order to navigate the home search and purchase process successfully and achieve your real estate goal.
For further help, I suggest reading the 8 things to know about buying a home during the pandemic. There are likely some issues you are not aware of, including disclosure paperwork that’s required – it’s a different market for home shopping than before the pandemic! If you have specific questions, let me know as the restrictions and paperwork have changed again recently. And have you heard that open houses are now allowed?
While the 2021 SUMMER HOME BUYER GUIDE does not cover everything, it will help you understand the following issues, and much more:
1. Buying a Home This Summer
2. Key Terms to Know in the Homebuying Process – real estate has lots of vocabulary, and there are some important terms to be aware of.
3. Patience is key in a Competitive Market – there is plenty of buyer competition for our limited inventory
4. Why Listing Prices are like an Auction’s Reserve Price?
5. Do I really Need a 20% Down Payment? – no, you don’t
If we work together I will explain everything you need to know, and answer your questions, including those you may not even know you have!
HOME BUYING TIPS AND ADVICE is a playlist of 23 short (1 to 2 1/2 minutes) videos on my YouTube Channel, on important things to know when buying a house. The videos do not cover everything to be aware of, but you’ll learn more about what you can expect and some important questions will be answered.
And if you are also planning to sell a home, why not take a look at the video playlist on HOME SELLING TIPS AND ADVICE.
If you would like more information about the local real estate market conditions, the home purchase process, life in Carlsbad and North San Diego County, getting pre-approved (unless you are paying cash), and related matters, please reach out to me by calling or texting at (760) 840-1360. You should also feel free to email me at JeffDowlerSolutions AT gmail dot com.
Have you gotten pre-approved for a loan? It’s an essential step in order to tour homes (some listing require a pre-approval letter before a showing will be confirmed) and make offers, but wise to do so you know your buying power. I can provide several recommendations of lenders to speak with…just give me a call or text me at (760) 840-1360.