Buying a Home

Buying a Home
Buying a Home

The Guide For Home Buyer

Buying a home is a big step in anyone's life and the process can initially seem like a daunting task. With all of the information available, we advise you to select one of our professional realtors in the Athens area so buying a home will not seem like an insurmountable mountain of information.

There are some steps that you can take that will help cut through the information overload. The home buying process is an exciting one, and while there are certainly many things to think about, they shouldn't detract from the experience your Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realtor can provide to you.

Online Search

Our site, as well as other online resources, can help you do research into a home or area without ever leaving the comfort of your favorite chair. We can provide everything from county governments to our schools, community information, and region-specific tips that might help you in your search for a new home. We suggest you bookmark us and stay with for all your needs.

Know Your Limits

There are a variety of ways to finance the home of your dreams. However, prior to starting your search, your Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty sales associate will guide you through the qualification/financing process so that all the homes you look at you are qualified to purchase. Nothing can be more frustrating than to find your home and then not be able to afford it. Lending guidelines have changed dramatically over the past year, and if you have an accurate view of what you can afford, it will ease the entire process for you. Coldwell Banker Mortgage can help you understand just how much house you can afford.

Get a Home Inspection

In our area, home inspections are an accepted part of the home buying process. Nothing has the potential to blunt your enthusiasm over a new home purchase like problems that could be inherited along with that home. Home inspections will often go through the health of a home's furnace, roof, and foundation to give you an accurate description of just what kind of state a home is in. Take advantage of that and don't be surprised if a few things that you may not expect show up. A home warranty is a good investment when purchasing a home. We can help you find a good home warranty.
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