Buying your first home can be nerve wracking. Buying it during a pandemic could make it more so. But, don’t let anxiety stop you.
Paul Hope, writing for Consumer Reports, offers a few tips for buying smart in the era of COVID19. He notes that there is reason for optimism in terms of your investment appreciating over time, as well as in the possibility of home prices going a bit lower over the short term. He suggests looking in undiscovered or unfamiliar neighborhoods to find diamonds in the rough. In a bidding war? Staying flexible in negotiating with the seller can help you win the home. If you can’t see a home in person, technology can take you a long way. Today, you can easily see, explore and do background research on a home online. Be familiar with changing mortgage options and requirements, and above all, rely on the expertise of your real estate professional. Vanguard Realty Associates is up to the task. Talk to us about safely, effectively and successfully buying your first home, even during this strange time!