LISTINGS INSIDE & OUTSIDE
Homes for sale in Celebration, Florida
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that will automatically notify you via email of properties matching your
search criteria, please call or send me an email. You can set
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Your REALTOR®, Your Guide
As a buyer, it usually costs nothing to hire a real estate
professional to help you find and purchase a home—your REALTOR®
will likely get a portion of the commission the seller pays to his
REALTOR®. When choosing an agent, get referrals from
friends, relatives, and co-workers, and then interview as many
agents as possible. Pick an agent with a brokerage that
specializes in the neighborhoods you're interested. In the
end, you need to listen to your agent, but make your own decisions.
It's your home search and you're the boss.
Getting Ready to Purchase a Home
Some of the most important decisions facing buyers involve
personal finances. That means determining how much money you can raise
for your down payment and how much you can afford to pay on a
monthly basis. It's extremely important to be realistic.
Buyers needing financing should go to their lender or mortgage
broker to find out the
size of mortgage they qualify for and get pre-approved.
Sometimes, using a mortgage broker to find you the best
mortgage rate possible is advantageous. When calculating the ongoing costs of
home ownership, remember to plan for homeowner's insurance, HOA
dues, property taxes, private mortgage insurance, utilities,
repairs, and maintenance.
How long do you intend to live in your new home? Will you
be starting or adding to your family? Do you have any special
requirements such as proximity to stores, public transportation,
recreation facilities, etc.? These are the sort of things you
should consider when deciding what kind of housing you will need—not
just now, but also five years from now. Letting your REALTOR®
know the parameters for your search will save you time and increase
the chances of finding your matching home in the shortest time
Some buyers prefer their agents to handpick properties for their
consideration; others want to receive "hot sheet" notifications on a
daily basis so they can comb through the new listings themselves.
When it comes time to see properties of interest, it's a good idea
for ALL decision-makers to visit the properties your REALTORÂ® shows
you, preferably at the same time. In the end, it's up to you
to tell your agent what you want and how you want to be involved in
the home search process. Again, you're the boss.
Buying real estate is a complex matter and can be especially
confusing for the first-time homebuyer. Do yourself a favor
and learn as much about the process as you can before you begin.
If you like the first house you see, don't be tempted to make an
offer right away. Patience is important. You need to
look at least a few other houses first so you can get an idea of the
homes that are available in your price range and gauge value on your
own terms with the advice of your REALTOR®. This is very
important for international and out-of-town buyers not familiar with
the Celebration, FL real estate market.
Due Diligence & Closing
Any purchase offer you make should be contingent upon your
approval of a licensed home inspector's report. Friends,
family, and your REALTOR® may be able to refer you to a good
inspector who is familiar with construction in the area. Even
if your lender does not require it, you may want to consider
conducting a full land survey. To help navigate the purchase
of short-sales and REO (Bank Owned) properties, an attorney should be
considered to represent and safe-guard your interests at closing.
Again, your local REALTOR® can make recommendations.