How to Buy a House Stress Free

When it comes to purchasing a home, what’s more important: the size or the location? While both are crucial factors, the one that’s most important to you will depend on your specific needs. Realtors will be the first to tell you that it’s all about the “location, location, location.” However, empty nesters looking to downsize and growing families looking to upsize may need to sacrifice the “perfect” location for more square footage in order to get everything they need.

If you’re struggling with the size vs. location of a home, take a look at our guide to solving this age-old dilemma below.

Planning to start or expand your family? It may be better to direct your housing search towards finding a larger home. In many cities, this may mean moving out to the ‘burbs where families can often get more bang for their buck.

  • Assess your home-buying readiness
  • Prepare your finances
  • Determine what you can afford
  • Get pre-approved
  • Explore the mortgage types available to you
  • Decide on the kind of home you want
  • Determine your home buying strategy
  • Find your home
  • Make an offer
  • Conduct a home inspection
  • Order a home appraisal
  • Sign the paperwork and close the deal
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