According to the California Association of Realtors, the state’s median sale price for a home was an astounding $898,980 as of May 2022.
Yes, the market is daunting, but slow down. The perfect house will find its way to you, when it works with your financial situation. You may be wondering, how to get started with the process. Well, we got you covered!
Your emergency fund should include a buffer for housing costs. According to experts, you should set aside 1% of your home’s value each year to pay for unforeseen repairs and routine maintenance. You won’t have to use credit cards to pay for any repairs or necessities.
You will need money for moving costs unless you know someone who is offering to assist you. A truck, boxes, packing materials, and even movers to arrange your furniture and things in your new house will all be expenses. According to the American Moving and Storage Association, a local relocation costs $2,300, and a long distance transfer costs $4,300.
Have an open-mind, when searching. Oftentimes, first-time homeowners put themselves in a difficult situation by becoming fixated on their ideal house.
It’s unlikely that the vast majority of first-time home buyers will receive their first choice. Your chances of succeeding are higher the more adaptable you are. Before you begin your search, it could be useful to list the qualities that are most important to you; this will enable you to better evaluate your selections once you start seeing potential homes.
When looking for a home, take into account the following neighborhood aspects:
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