No one wants to contract a case of buyer’s remorse. You know what I am talking about.  It is that feeling that you’ve either paid too much or received too little.  In most cases, there is no recourse for the buyer to receive recompense once the contract has been signed.

If no one wants to catch a case of buyer’s remorse, why are there so many people out there who suffer from it? The answer is simple, most of these people engaged in a transaction without enough knowledge and information.

The best way to make sure that you choose the right home is to properly prepare yourself.  Homeownership is within your reach.  The purchase of a home is a tremendous investment, both monetarily and emotionally as well as one of the most rewarding.  Homeownership provides stability, safety and long term savings.  Excel simplify’s the process so that you are completely comfortable with your purchase and result in you being a happy homeowner. Excel Realty will take you by the hand and walk you thru:

  • Getting help – In order to make sure that the transaction goes smoothly, it is of vital importance that you choose the right agent to represent your interests.  The right agent will be someone whose experience and personality makes you feel comfortable.  Being familiar and knowledgeable about the area you plan to move into is equally important.  Excel Realty is prepared to provide the support, guidance and know how you’ll need.
  • Getting pre-approved – Do you already know how much home you can afford?  There is nothing more frustrating than looking for a home, finding the perfect home, and then discovering that it is out of your price range.  Speak with a lender to learn about the different financing options available to you.  If you are not working with a lender, Excel Realty can provide recommendations.  When you find the right lender, get the paperwork processed so that you will be ready to buy when Excel Realty helps you find the right home.
  • Avoiding major purchases – In order to determine the amount of home you can afford, a lender uses your debt-to-income ratio.  This ratio is the percentage of your pre-tax income that you spend on debt.  Your debt ratio will include: monthly housing costs, car payments, credit cards, student loans, and any other installment debt.  If you take on more debt right before buying a home, it is going to have an impact on the amount of the loan that the lender will finance.
  • Sign up for Property Watch – In order to make an educated decision, you need to know what is available and how much it is going for.  You can browse all the active listings from our website.  Once you have found some homes you like, save those searches and sign up for property watch so that new listings will be emailed to you.  The best homes move fast so you need to make sure that you are on top of the available inventory at all times so you do not miss out.  Those can be searched in the “Find My Dream House” tab.
  • Asking Questions – No one knows the home better than the seller of the property; however, it is not always in the seller’s best interest to disclose all the information.  If you find out the seller’s motivation for selling, you might be able to negotiate a better deal on the home.  Try to find out the last time service was performed on the roof, furnace, and water heating.  Asking the right questions now can end up saving you a lot of money in the long run.
  • Getting an inspection – The last thing you want to discover after you have bought a home is that you have purchased a “money pit”.  By “money pit” I am referring to a home that is full of defects that are going to end up costing you a lot of money.  Save yourself a lot of time in future litigation and renovation by bringing in a licensed home inspector before you buy.  If any problems are found it will steer you away from a bad decision or help you negotiate a better price.

Remember, if you have any questions we are always just a phone call or email away.