The purchase of real estate is among one of the most important transactions a person can make. The first step is picking specific areas to focus your search on. When looking at neighborhoods, check the quality of schools, average home prices, major employers, and nearby resources (library, fire station, grocery stores, etc). After choosing the best area for your family, then it’s time to start taking more proactive steps.
Madonna can be major resource for help and information. With help from this site, she can be your access point for the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). After selecting homes that meed your criteria, you will need an agent to actually tour these homes. Madonna can also help you find a good source of financing, should this be a requirement.
Financing is a crucial step in the buying process. It’s important to be pre-approved for a mortgage before looking seriously at homes. Pre-approval means that you have been fully screened by the lender and approved for a loan. This can be a huge help when the time comes to make an offer. Most sellers will select candidates that are pre-approved, since there’s less risk that the deal will fall through.
Madonna’s help will be crucial when it comes to negotiating and making your offer. The home buying process is long and involved, but with the right resources–namely, a good agent–it can be exciting and fun.
In order to help you find the neighborhood that’s right for you, we have included “quick-links” to areas we service. These links will take you to a map based search of the MLS system, and these links provide information about the home, the neighborhood, area schools and other homes in the area that have recently sold. This no-hassle approach will allow you to narrow your search and have a better idea of what you are looking for before inquiring about the home you are interested.
If you prefer, we can use our resources and local knowledge to find that special niche home or neighborhood that may be difficult to find using traditional on-line searches. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have.