Key Questions to Ask During the Homebuying Process

by Heather Furfari, Realtor®, Certified Buyer Representative 11/10/2019

The homebuying process sometimes can be tough to navigate. Fortunately, we're here to help you achieve the optimal results throughout the homebuying cycle.

Now, let's take a look at three questions that every homebuyer needs to consider as he or she pursues a home:

1. What is my "dream home" definition?

If you know what you want to find in your "dream home," you may be better equipped than ever before to streamline your home search. Thus, it generally helps to establish a list of home must-haves and wants to guide you along the homebuying journey.

As you check out a broad range of houses, don't forget to update your list of home must-haves and wants too. By doing so, you may be able to further accelerate your home search.

2. What can I afford to pay for a home?

The prices of homes vary based on location, size and other factors. As such, you may want to get pre-approved for a mortgage to ensure you know exactly how much you can spend to acquire your ideal residence.

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage can be fast and simple. If you meet with banks and credit unions, you can learn about all of the mortgage options at your disposal.

Of course, you should ask plenty of questions any time you meet with mortgage specialists. This will enable you to evaluate myriad mortgage options and choose a mortgage that complements your finances perfectly.

3. How can I quickly and effortlessly achieve my homebuying goals?

The homebuying journey differs from buyer to buyer. However, homebuyers who work with real estate agents typically can boost the likelihood of achieving the best-possible results during the homebuying journey.

A real estate agent knows the ins and outs of the housing market. He or she can teach you about the real estate sector and help you narrow your home search. Also, a real estate agent is unafraid to be honest with you and will offer unbiased recommendations to ensure that you can make an informed homebuying decision.

Let's not forget about the comprehensive assistance that a real estate agent can provide throughout the homebuying cycle, either. A real estate agent will keep you up to date about available houses that match your homebuying criteria. In addition, he or she will set up home showings that enable you to check out residences in-person. And once you discover your dream residence, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive offer to acquire this house.

Furthermore, a real estate agent is ready to respond to any of your homebuying concerns and questions. As a result, a real estate agent will allow you to quickly and effortlessly navigate the homebuying journey.

When it comes to buying a house, there is no need to worry. If you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can get the support you need to make your homeownership dream come true.

About the Author
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Heather Furfari, Realtor®, Certified Buyer Representative

Heather has been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 2004 and is a graduate of Northeastern University where she earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in both Marketing and Management.

Heather has a long history for savvy negotiations, having previously worked for United Parcel Service as a Sr. Account Executive for 10 years. It is here where she developed her reputation of having uncompromising integrity, high ethical standards, and a passion for delivering winning solutions to her clients.

Heather has made a higher level commitment to her real estate education, having earned the designation as a Certified Buyer’s Representative (CBR).  With this additional skill set she can easily meet the needs and goals of both buyers and sellers and offer peace of mind throughout the sales process.

Heather is married to her college sweetheart, is a mother of twins (now young adults), and two chocolate labs, Toby and Noah.  In her spare time, she enjoys a good mystery novel, sunny days on the beach, and watching her family thrive.