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By AJ Ackerman - #1 Agent | Agent in Cape Coral, FL

Buying a home on Southwest Florida's Coast?

Buying a home on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast…

GreenLawnHouseSm Tip 1: Three Things to Consider when Buying a Home

This is the first tip in our series: “12 Tips to Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida” which is also available as a free eBook at www.AckermanSWFL.com/ebooks/.

…is an investment that will change the quality of your life. With six beaches all within an hour from each other, you’ll be left wondering what took you so long to decide to live in paradise to begin with!

As you prepare for buying a home in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Naples or anywhere else in the Southwest Florida area, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind:

Budget.
Not everyone’s favorite topic, because typically a budget is a limit. However, knowing how much you can afford can save you a lot of issues and heartache along the road. It may also tell you if you should be seeking a short sale or foreclosure versus a regular home on the market. Keeping a budget in mind will keep you grounded as you embark on the process and help you negotiate your final offer.

Credit.
Good or Bad, you’ll need to know exactly what is sitting on your report and how you can best optimize your credit. Paying your bills on time is the most important part of this puzzle piece. A loan officer can help you with your credit and your budget to determine how much of a house you qualify for.

Understanding the process
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Buying a home isn’t as easy as it looks, especially if it’s your first. Hire a representative that is seasoned in your area and will provide you with important educational materials that will help you along the way.

To understand these three tips in more depth and get some other insight into buying real estate in this area, download our ebook: 12 tips to Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida. It includes everything you’ll need to know about the process. You’ll be owning a home on Florida’s Gulf Coast in no time at all.

Contact our agents today for Southwest Florida’s most reliable Real Estate experts.

-A.J.

 
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