Buying A Home In Idaho
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First, you should write down what you are looking for in your new home. For example, are you currently renting and would like to have a home where you can begin building equity Maybe you recently married and have outgrown your current residence. Or, maybe you have just gotten that promotion, which allows you to move to your Dream Home. There are many factors that will have a bearing on how you approach your home search.
Second, establish a time frame that you would like to stay within for buying your home. Depending on your reasons for wanting a new home and the current state of the market here in the area, you will be able to come up with a rough guideline, which you can finalize as you gather more information.
Last, you most likely have a mental picture of what you would like your house to look like and what features it should have. Its very important to write these ideas down to avoid any ambiguity later in your home search. You should make at least two lists: one should be a list describing your dream home and the other should list the features of the home that you feel are absolute must have in order to buy the home. In a perfect world, your new home would fulfill both lists 100 percent. It is more likely that you will end up blending the two lists into a schedule of prioritized items as you progress through the buying process. This is a natural and evolutionary process that will become much clearer as you find out what is available here in our market.
Pre-qualify for a loanNow that you have your list of features you want in your new home, you are ready to start looking! Well, not just yet. You are going to need to know in what price range to look. It is now time to go get pre-approved or pre-qualified for a mortgage. You will need to contact a mortgage company and I would be happy to refer a company or loan officer that I have worked with in the past who has the ability to make your dream home become a reality.
Where a pre-approved buyer is actually approved for a loan of a certain amount, a pre-qualified buyer is only told that they might be approved for a certain amount. Pre-approval is a much more involved process. The lender will take all pertinent information regarding your finances and perform an extensive check on your current financial status. This will ultimately give you the exact amount that you will be eligible for (depending on what type of loan you decide to go with). Being pre-approved lets the seller know that you have gone through an extensive financial background check and there should be no unexpected obstacles to buying the home. You can see how being pre-approved would be more attractive to a seller than just being pre-qualified.
Pick The AreaNow that you have your list of needs and wants and you know how much you can afford to spend, its time to look at some houses! Not just yet. Step back for a moment and consider the larger picture. You will not just be just buying a house you are buying the neighborhood the home is in, use my web site to view many area subdivisions. When you find your dream home you want it to be in a neighborhood that is to your liking with the amenities that you need. So, you will need to make another list of what type of neighborhood you want to live in. You will most likely want to consider things like how living in the neighborhood will affect your drive time to and from work, what amenities are offered (swimming pool, tennis courts, park, etc.), and, if you have children who are attending school or soon will be, what school district you will be in and how close the schools are. You may even want to make two lists just as you did with your home criteria. I will be able to help you consolidate the information from your list of needs and wants for your home, your pre-approval, and your list of needs and wants for the neighborhood. From this, you can incorporate this information into a search profile, which you can then narrow down to specific areas dictated by the market in which you will be looking. My experience in our local markets will be a valuable resource during this step.
Search for a HomeThrough my website you will be able to view many area subdivisions, new developments, local builders area schools and much more. So now when the weather is nasty, the kids not feeling well you may still be searching for your dream home. If your life is a bit hectic you may choose to sign up to receive e-mail notifications automatically when a home comes on to the market that meets your requirements.
Every day new properties come to the market, our automated search functions will send all newly listed properties that meet your pre-set criteria every day in an email so you will never miss the perfect home for you and your family.
Make OfferNow that we have found your dream home, we will start the purchasing process. It is time to make an offer. Taking into account all of the recent sales of homes in that neighborhood which are similar in size, quality, conveniences, and amenities, is the asking price fair for the home We will consult with you and give you our best advice. Then we will create an offer that will have the greatest chance of being accepted.
NegotiateOnce your offer is made, I may need to enter some negotiation in order to reach an agreement. Keep in mind that almost everything is negotiable when you are buying a house. This can give you a great deal of leverage in the buying process that is if you have adequate information and you use it in an appropriate manner. I have the market knowledge and negotiating expertise necessary to make sure that your offer will be accepted at the best price and terms possible for you.
Homeowner insurance is another very important item that will need to be taken care of at this point. Insurance experts recommend that you obtain insurance equal to the full replacement value of the home. Unless you have insurance coverage on the home, the closing cannot proceed. Having these procedures done in a timely and professional manner is a must. Investigate each vendor to make sure that they are reputable and have a clean operational history. My experience in this area will be valuable in making sure that everything is completed on time and in a professional and legal manner.
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In a nutshell, closing costs are a blanket term, encompassing all the fees homebuyers need to pay on closing day before they receive the keys and deed to their new property. It takes a village to buy a home: homebuyers must pay their lender to set up their mortgage, their appraiser and home inspector for scoping out the property, and various insurance providers, for example.
Home values have also increased exponentially in the Gem State: by the end of June 2021, the average home price jumped by 44.4 percent to $558,161 compared to a year ago, according to a Windemere Real Estate report. ClosingCorp pegged the average home price in Idaho at $271,181 in 2020 and $290,099 in 2019.
While taxes will become a mainstay for homebuyers in Idaho, they catch a lucky break with real estate transfer taxes. The Gem State joins Alaska, Indiana, Louisiana, and North Dakota, among others, as one of just over a dozen states that do not impose transfer taxes.
Typically, real estate transfer taxes are local and state government taxes paid when the seller transfers the property to the buyer. In Idaho, homebuyers and home sellers are off the hook for this closing cost expense.
Some homebuyers, especially first-timers, may need to purchase private mortgage insurance, or PMI, if they are not providing a 20 percent down payment. Lenders can still qualify buyers for a loan even if they put down 5 percent to 19.99 percent if they get PMI.
From Blaine County to Boise, Pocatello, and Lewiston, there are also local homeownership programs worth doing your research on. Making use of these homeownership assistance programs can be the single most efficient way to make the biggest reduction in your closing costs bill.
The interest rate you secure on your mortgage is another deciding moment in the homebuying process. This is why getting your finances in great shape is worth the effort before you shop for a home loan. Borrowers with a high credit score can persuade lenders to be more inclined to offer a lower interest rate and competitive terms, which could save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your mortgage.
Homebuyers who need financial help to pay for their closing costs may opt to roll this expense into their home loan. This way, instead of paying for their closing costs on closing day, the total is added to the monthly mortgage payments.
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