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Monday, March 18, 2019   /   by Addison Corbin

5 Tips for Buying a Home

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.


Get your finances in order.


Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you find. Next, find a suitable lender and get pre-approved for a loan. This will put you in a better position to make a serious offer when you do find the right house.


Find a house you can afford.


As with engagement rings, there’s a general rule of thumb when it comes to buying a home: two-and-a-half times your annual salary. There are also a number of tools and calculators online that can help you understand how your income, debt, and expenses affect what you can afford. Don’t forget, too, that there are lots of considerations beyond the sticker price, including property taxes, energy costs, etc.


Hire a professional.


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The Corbin Team
Ron And Addison Corbin
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