You need to be pre-approved for a mortgage, so we know what price range to shop in and to be confident that you will qualify for a home mortgage.
But outside of the financing, have you prepared yourself mentally to make an offer on a home?
Buying a home is typically one of the largest investments a person will make. You need to be sure that this is what you want to do. I am always happy to take the time to discuss the home buying process with you - or the value of buying a home.
If you are a buying a home with another person, you also need to make sure that you are of "one mind" and on the "same page" with each other.
Occasionally I meet couples where you can tell that one person is ready to buy, while the other person is not fully committed to buying a home yet. This can lead to disappointment and frustration for one or both of you.
Give the home buying decision some serious thought, make sure you…