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Posted by zzz - Lorea Thomson on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 3:01pm.


Purchasing a home is similar to looking for life partner.  You may go on many first dates and in the end, the one that has the most, but not all the characteristics that you desire, will win you heart. The same holds true when searching for your dream home. 

However, first-time homebuyers and even the most experienced homebuyers can get frustrated and disappointed with how long the process can take.  Yet they may not understand how their expectations, views, and lack of action may be causing the delay in finding the right home.

One of the biggest hazards a buyer can fall into is not working with an expert buyer’s agent. Waterfront Properties and Club Communities buyer’s agents can assist buyers readily identify the best-suited properties in the Hobe Sound, Jupiter, or Loxahatchee Riverfront and surrounding areas. Too often buyers try to weed through the newspaper and the Web, often wasting valuable time trying to do it themselves.  Allow a Waterfront buyer’s agent to best match search criteria for homes to your wants, needs, etc. and avoid this pitfall.

Secondly, some buyers walk into a home and are immediately turned off by something as simple as the color of the paint, which can be easily changed.   Buyers need to envision the home differently – carpet, wallpaper, and landscape – all can be changed seeming easily.  Buyers do themselves a huge disservice if they think a home is not right for them simply because of the condition they are currently seeing it in. 

Buyers should speak to a qualified lender and get a preapproved for a mortgage. Bud Kline, Mortgage Loan Originator with FBC Mortgage of Jupiter, Florida has exciting rates and deals currently. Contact him at bkline@fbchomehomeloans.com. New homeowners should anticipate a small percentage (1%) of the home’s purchase price for repairs and upkeep. Do not forget to factor in property taxes and homeowners insurance into your budget, as well as maintenance fees, if they apply. 

Finally, before signing anything, always have an independent professional inspector check out the house.

It is easier to find your perfect waterfront or golf course home with the assistance of a highly qualified Waterfront Properties and Club Communities agent working on your behalf. Contact us info@wfpcc.com or (561) 746-7272 if we can be of assistance in your home search. 

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