Get Ready If You Want To Buy A Home In The Spring
Spring will be upon us soon. If you are looking to buy a home in Northern Kentucky or Cincinnati then you need to get your ducks in a row NOW. I have several home buyers who are working toward home ownership in the future. Some need a couple of months, some need a bit longer to be ready to buy. Some are ready to buy now and are waiting on inventory. The great thing is that these people reached out now to determine how to position themselves for the spring market.
Spring in our area typically brings an uptick in home listings. In the past we saw this begin before spring actually hits the calendar. What is different now is that homes are selling quicker than they did a few years ago. More listings may not hit as early or plentiful. Quite simply the early bird gets the worm.
There are a few things that can be done now that will better position a home buyer for the market:
One thing is taking a look at what you want to or can afford so you know what price range to look.
Another is getting your credit in the best possible place. Many things you can do to affect your score are not obvious. I counsel home buyers as to what things will improve a score and what things will bring a score down.
A home buying class can bring clarity to the process. I do a monthly home buying class, a small group with tips from start to finish preparing home buyers for the loan, the real estate process and closing.
Get ready NOW if you want to buy a home in the next few months when the inventory will be best.. Don't be someone who finds the home they want but cannot have because they are not ready. This year will most likely be as competitive as last year in the housing market. You have to be ready.