While the coronavirus has many of us sidelined from our usual activities , you don't have to press pause on your real estate plans just because you are staying home. Here are four things you can do right now to keep your home search on track, so you are ready to go when this health crisis subsides!
1. GET PRE-APPROVED
Pre-approval for a mortgage will give you a better understanding of what you can afford, and it shows you're a serious buyer. Gather the necessary documents like your income verification, credit history, and asset documentation while you're spending some time at home and reach out to a lender for assistance. We work with some fantastic mortgage lenders that we highly recommend. Visit our vendor page for contact info.
2. Virtually Connect with an Agent
Today, more than ever, it's important to move quickly when it's time. Whether you chat by phone, video or text, a real estate professional can help you understand how to navigate the changing dynamics of today's market without bringing your plans to a standstill.
3. DO YOUR RESEARCH
This is a great time to investigate down payment assistance programs in your area, especially if you think you might benefit from a low down payment option when you make your home purchase.
4. VIEW LISTINGS AND TOWNS ONLINE
You may not want to check out homes for sale in person right now, but you can still look online for what's available in your target area. Use virtual tours and listings to take note of your favorite must-haves and ice to haves in a potential home.
If you find a potential home don't put your dreams on hold. This may still be your year to buy a home! Contact a trusted Realtor to take your journey from the virtual world to the real world in a safe manner. We look forward to helping make your homeownership dream come true.