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By Michelle Green | Agent in Parma, OH

5 Simple and Easy Tips to Buying Real Estate in Parma OH, By Experienced Parma OH Agent Michelle Green

For some buyers, buying a home is a stressful process. For others, it's a fun and exciting process of choosing their dream home. In this article, I'll give you 5 simple and easy tips to buying real estate in Parma OH to help you make the process smoother and more enjoyable.

Tip#1 - Create a "Dream" List

Create a list of everything you want in a house. What do you want the garden to look like? What kind of kitchen counter tops do you want? What kind of neighborhood? What kind of feel do you want?

Have your ideal home in mind when you go out home searching. Know which criteria you're absolutely set on, and which you're willing to compromise. Also be willing to be surprised by houses that you like, which you weren't expecting.

Tip #2 - Understand the Whole Process

Understand the whole process, from beginning to end. This will help take pressure off your shoulders, so you can enjoy the process more.

Tip #3 -  Know Your Mortgage Options

There are tons of different mortgage options available. Do your research beforehand so you know exactly which options are available to you.

Tip #4 -  Get to Know Your Neighborhood

One of the important yet often overlooked areas of buying a home is the neighborhood. It's important to know what kind of neighbors you have, whether or not there's schools, playgrounds, shopping malls, groceries and the like in the area.

It's also important to know the crime rate in the area as well as whether or not there's a neighborhood watch.

Tip #5 - Personalize Your Relationship with the Seller

Often times having a personalized relationship with the seller will help you close the deal. That isn't to say become friends with the seller, but if the seller feels like you'll really take care of their future home, they're more likely to be willing to sell for a lower price.

These 5 tips should make your home buying experience both smoother and more enjoyable.

There is a lot of free information available to you about buying, selling or investing in Parma OH real estate. For complete information about the Parma OH real estate market including current homes for sale, property values and more please visit our online website dedicated to Parma OH real estate at MichelleWillSell.com. Please feel free to contact me with any of your real estate or mortgage related questions and I will be more than glad to answer your questions. Call me on my cell at 440-342-0269.

Comments

By Shawn Rosa,  Mon Dec 12 2011, 09:11
good post michelle.

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