1) Check home prices on Zillow.com - the auto valuations there are not perfect, but trends are
2) Ask your agent on what type of contracts there are in your state, ask to get them and then actually read them before starting your house hunt
3) Get a pre-approval to know your buying limits/potential
4) Meet with a loan officer to find out all details of underwriting guidelines, home/condo insurance,
overall mortgage process
Hope this helps,
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
I see that you are asking about the Norristown area. I do a lot of work in the area and I am very familiar with that particular market. I would be more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have on this very big decision you have to make.
Joshua Stein, REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Conshohocken
Office:(610) 828-9558 * Cell:(215) 866-8030
Direct:(484) 270-1165 * Fax: (215) 999-5894
PA License #RS317975
If you know anyone who needs help buying, selling or renting in the next 90 days, give me a call so I can help them meet all of their real estate goals.