As much as we wish homebuying were as easy as they show us on HGTV, sometimes, there are some hurdles to jump through to get into your perfect home. We hope that the process will be as smooth as possible, but, realistically, we must prepare for hiccups to happen. And because we believe you should be armed with all of the information possible going into your home buying journey, here are the most common bumps in the road you may face and our top tips for how to get over the hurdles in homebuying.
Your dream home or neighborhood is way out of your budget. Sometimes the house you love or the neighborhood you adore could leave you house poor. In this instance, make a list of your must-haves for your home, followed by a list of things that would be nice to have. Focus on finding the home that works for your lifestyle right now and plan for that dream home in the future.
You go to make an offer on your dream home only to find out that someone has beat you to it. This one is a major letdown. But don’t fret! Sometimes deals fall through and you’ll still have a chance to get that home! But if not, go back to your checklists of must-haves and find another home that meets the requirements!
You go under contract and your inspector finds some troubling things in the home. It’s such a disappointment to have the excitement of putting in an offer on a perfect home just to find out that there are major issues with it. You can negotiate with the sellers to get things fixed, which is ideal. But if they’re not willing to budge, you have to be prepared to either step up to fix it, or walk away. Talk with your realtor. If you’re both on the same page about your must-have list, you’ll be able to find another property in no time.
Closing gets delayed and you’re temporarily displaced. Oh no! You’re all packed up and ready to move into your new home, but your closing date gets pushed back! Fear not. Find a reputable storage company for your belongings. You can find multiple temporary housing options online or even reach out to friends and family. Your perfect home will be worth the wait!
If any of these things have happened to you, understand that you are neither the first person nor the last that has faced these issues. As real estate professionals who have been in this business a long time, we will have an abundance of information to share with you on how to get past the bumps in the road. Just be patient and be willing to compromise when necessary.
If you are buying a home, Cloninger Properties Team knows this area better than anyone. We know it because we’ve lived here for generations. Let us put our knowledge and expertise to work for you today.
Keeping it real,
The Cloninger Properties Team