Buying real estate in Colorado Springs can be challenging! Many different sources of online information vie for your attention and often provide scattered, sometimes unreliable, details. You see a very low price on what appears to be a really sweet house, but aren’t sure it’s for real. Maybe you’re thinking about a larger house with a big backyard, but wonder just how what might that entail. And then there’s your mortgage financing to consider. What to do?
The realtors at Skyline Properties recommend 1. Contact us for help, and 2. Get organized. Set up a notebook binder with separate sections such as: financing, favorite houses, budget, neighborhoods, notes. Or start with favorite houses and make these sections for each house. Honestly, house hunting real estate in Colorado Springs is fun for most people. However, to avoid frustration, find out how much house you can afford first. Do the pre-qualification process and take care of any outstanding financial “hits” before you start looking. When you “do the math” first, you’ll feel more comfortable about the types of homes you’ll be touring, and when you fall in love with a house you’ll feel more confident.
Digital tools can also help. Doing snapshots of homes and neighborhood features can help jog your memory after viewing lots of properties. Sometimes the “must-haves” you had in your imagination recede in importance when you see photos of other features. We find it helpful to not only use online and computer-generated images, but to also do printouts for your binder. Viewing and holding the physical photos can often make things more realistic and active.
When buying real estate in Colorado Springs use the budget section. If your mortgage financing says you need a lower-priced home, you jot a plan to save for updates and upgrades to the house you buy. Make notes about utility costs, regular maintenance costs, new furnishings, etc. And for each house, write down the pros and cons, the potential costs and problems as well as the things you really like.
Talk to us! Share your thoughts and concerns with us and let us check on the information you find online. We will set up a search website for you, directly from our reliable listing service, so you’ll get the homes that most meet your needs and wants. And we’ll be there for you with each step of your journey to buy real estate in Colorado Springs.