Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. Being organized and in control will contribute significantly to getting the best home deal possible with the least amount of stress. It’s important to anticipate the steps required to successfully achieve your housing goal and to build a plan of action that gets you there.
Before you can build a plan of action, take the time to lay the groundwork for your decision-making process.
First, ask yourself how much you can afford to pay for a home. If you’re not sure on the price range, find a lender and get pre-approved. Pre-approval will let you know how much you can afford, allowing you to look for homes in your price range. Getting pre-approved also helps you to alleviate some of the anxieties that come with home buying. You know exactly what you qualify for and at what rate, you know how large your monthly mortgage payments will be, and you know how much you will have for a down payment. Once you are pre-approved, you avoid the frustration of finding homes that you think are perfect, but are not in your price range.
Second, ask yourself where you want to live and what the best location for you and/or your family is. Things to consider:
convenience for all family members
proximity to work, school
crime rate of neighborhood
types of homes in neighborhood, for example condos, town homes, co-ops, newly constructed homes etc.
Our focus is on Milwaukee and Ozaukee Counties. We are very familiar with Milwaukee neighborhoods on the East side including Riverwest and Bay View but we do cover the entire Metro area of Milwaukee and surrounding suburbs.
Our office is located in popular Riverwest close to many of our past clients and friends we have associated with over the last 30 years.
We can help you with municipalities including Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Glendale, Brown Deer and Fox Point We are finding more buyers are also interested in Mequon, Cedarburg, Grafton and Port Washington in Ozaukee county which offers a short commute to jobs in Milwaukee.
We offer expert service for our buyers and competitive commissions for our sellers. Our competitive commissions are based on price range and our perception of how quickly your home may sell. We are full service Multiple Listing Service Realtors providing you with many years of experience that will result in an efficient transaction saving you time and money.