I found this article yesterday on 5 tips when looking for Stansbury Park homes for sale. It was done by the folks at Realty Blog. While it’s pretty basic, there are some things you might find useful
Read what they say about each topic and then take a look at my comment to see how this generic post relates to our local neighborhood.
5 Tips When Looking for Stansbury Park Homes for Sale
It’s a great time to buy because there are still quite a few Stansbury Park homes for sale now and interest rates have continued to stay low. Whether it’s your first time purchasing real estate or you’re a seasoned professional, here are a few tips to make shopping for a new house more pleasurable.
- Get Help
Searching through all of the available real estate can be mind-boggling. Find a professional real estate agent to help wade through the Stansbury Park homes for sale. Find one that meets your family and financial needs.
Let me throw my hat in the ring here.
Take a look at my bio. You will see that I’m serious about Tooele County real estate. Plus, over the years I have established myself as a top producer that can bring a ton of successful experience to your efforts.
If you take the time to visit my Tooele real estate blog you can learn parts of what I know about buying and selling houses, mortgage financing and real estate in general. I post almost daily & encourage you to visit the site often.
- Start Looking Now @ Stansbury Park Listings
Finding the perfect house can take months, especially if you’re looking in a competitive market like this is.. If you’re looking at getting a good deal on a foreclosure or short sale, then these transactions can take even longer because you’re waiting on the bank to make the final call. Try to be patient. The more thorough you are in your search, the happier you’ll be in the long term.
Whoever you decide to work with, it is important that they have the right tools. No tool is as important at this stage of the game as the one that allows you to search for homes from your own home, on your computer or I pad before you jump in the car.
The right tool should:
Allow you to search every listing in Stansbury Park UT.
Allow you to save homes you look at that you might want to consider again
Let you customize your search so that only houses that fit your personal search parameters are shown. (see how this works)
Any new listings that meet your criteria should automatically be sent to your in-box.
You should automatically be notified of any price changes in your target search.
Listings should include pertinent facts about the property, IE: Price, location map, schools,etc.
- Don’t Settle for the First Place You See
Searching for a house can be extremely emotional. If you think you’ve found the one, then take a step back, consult your real estate agent and go over your housing checklist one last time before placing a bid.
The market in Tooele County like most of Utah is a very dynamic one. Days on the market is an almost negligible statistic. Many good properties are sold within a day or two of hitting the market. And often times sellers are seeing multiple offers.
Be that as it may.
Don’t let anyone, agent, lender, title company or neighbor, talk you into making an offer until you are absolutely ready to pull the trigger. Don’t be bullied into moving faster than you are comfortable with. That’s why it is absolutely necessary that you work with an agent that understands you and buying property. You will need to make a rather quick decision, be sure you have the correct information.
Finally: I would encourage you to work with someone that does more than a handful of transactions a year. You don’t want your offer to be responsible for your agents car payment this month.
- Weigh the Pros and Cons Of Living in Stansbury Park Utah
Almost any property will need a few improvements. Even newly constructed houses usually need improvements like landscaping. Sellers are more knowledgeable now about how to make cosmetic changes to catch a buyer’s eye, so look carefully. There will still be things you want to change. Weigh the difference between the cost of those repairs and the sale price. If you really want a house even though it’s going to take a lot of work, place your bid accordingly.
Once again, an experienced local agent is very important. They have the contacts, have done some fixer uppers, and can give direction and recommendations you can rely on.
- Make Sure Your Financing is in Order
Having financing done in advance makes your job of buying Stansbury Park homes for sale much easier because you’ll know how much you can afford. Save up a down payment and then talk with your bank and get pre-approved for a loan. Your loan officer can also help you determine what your monthly payments will be based on how much money you borrow.
Once again LOCAL is the word. Whenever possible use a local lender. Use someone that understands that their reputation and your future recommendation is important within the community. The way your loan is packaged and presented is important to what you have to say about the experience.
Local loan officers understand loans that may be unique to the area, like USDA loans or special programs available only in the county.
Your real estate agent partner knows who shows up to closings with the money and what companies have been known to occasionally leave everyone at the alter.
Don’t be afraid to ask your agent for referrals; they also have skin in the game.
So, as I read thru this it looks as if the most important thing to do is select the best local real estate agent. The one you think will be the best to work with.
I have given my credentials and if you followed thru with the task of reading my blogs I hope you have decided I could be the one.
Call me, Berna Sloan 435-840-5029.
I really know more than 5 tips when looking for Stansbury Park homes for sale.