Tips for Buying a Home in Fredericksburg, VA

Tips for Buying a Home in Fredericksburg, VA 

What type of Fredericksburg home are you looking for? There are so many choices that it is important to have an idea of what you want and need before you begin looking. Consider making a checklist of amenities that are essential and those you would like to have in your new home.
 
The list below may help you clarify your thinking on what is important to you when you are ready to purchase a home in Fredericksburg, Stafford and surrounding areas. 
 
• What price range do you have
in mind?
• What type of home interests you?
(one-story, two-story, split-entry,
townhouse, condo, duplex)
• What style appeals to you?
(contemporary, traditional, no
preference)
Stafford County, Spotsylvania, or 
Fredericksburg City Schools?
• Do you need to be close to public
Fredericksburg City, or Stafford VRE stops.
• How many bedrooms and bathrooms
do you need? How many do you
want?
• What other interior features are
important to you? (separate family
room, formal dining room, home
office, etc.)
• What about exterior features? Have
you considered a garage, yard size,
patio/deck, hot tub, view, or
waterfront?
• Are there any special features you are
looking for in a home?
 

Buying a home is an important decision that can make an enormous difference in your lifestyle. It is also the biggest financial transaction you may make. There are some specific things to consider about a home to buy.

 
• Be realistic: There are no perfect
homes. Decide what is important to
you, and make sure you find a home
that has the features you require. Be
prepared to compromise on some of
the items on your wish list. 
 
• Decide on a price: Get pre-approved for a loan
not just prequalified. Consider not only the amount
of the loan the lender will allow, but also
what you feel comfortable spending
every month. Take an honest look at
your budget.
 
 
Choose carefully: Buying a home is
much more permanent than renting.
Purchase a home that you are
prepared to keep for a while. Select
a home that will be reasonable to
maintain, in both utilities and/or
repairs.
 
• Build up to your dream home: Most
people nowadays buy more than one
home in their lifetime. The average
turnaround time is seven years. Buy a
home you can afford today. Start to build equity, and then you can trade
up or even build your dream home.

 

 
When you are ready to purchase a home Fredericksburg home, give me a call 540-834-6924.  I will negotiate on your behalf to help you get the best house your dollar can buy. I can act as a buffer to minimize the emotional elements so you can enjoy the process. 
 
 
Please feel free to call 540-834-6924 or email me when you are ready to start looking. I welcome the opportunity to help you.
 
 
Pam Martin, Realtor 
Keller Williams Realty
#1 Real Estate Team, 2012, 2013, Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA
Selling more homes in 2013 than the average Realtor sells in 7 years!

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