Loan qualification in hand, it is time to start searching. Your home search is personal. You are looking for a new place to call your castle, and finding what you are looking for is key. That said, there will usually be a compromise of some sort: so it’s important you under .
Searching for homes that match your criteria is the start. Using the multiple listing service (MLS) with an agent means you see up to date data on homes that are still for sale. We utilize other channels when necessary, but they aren’t reliable enough to use full time. If a particular neighborhood doesn’t have any inventory, we also have a few tricks up our sleeve to help our buyers find an interested seller.
If you are relocating from elsewhere (even in San Diego County) it is preferable that you drive around and get a feel for the neighborhoods you are curious about. How is traffic? How far is the grocery/home improvement store? What about restaurants and schools? Once these decisions are hashed out, we can start the individual home search.
The process is handled online. Homes are filtered with rough parameters, then narrowed by the client. A must see list is assembled, and appointments made to schedule the home showings. Evenings and weekends are popular times to see homes. We like to group showings together so you can compare homes back to back.
We at 1850 Realty are happy to share information about the home buying process. Transactions can vary individually, and we are here to help you with your real estate needs. To discuss in more detail, don’t hesitate to contact us:
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