I work with first time buyers all the time, I can walk you through the process. Inventory of quality homes is low right now. You need to be prepared to pull the trigger when the right home is available. Call or email me to schedule an appointment to discuss market specifics.
With any popular neighborhoods especially now since inventory of housing is low you are going to have some competition. My advise is to first get pre-approved so that when you see a property you like when you submit your offer it is strong. I personally refer clients to Mary Kay Laurent with Guarantee Rate at 773-516-6859.
When you find the place that meets the majority of your needs I would suggest you make an offer.
First-Time Home Buyer, I have no issue with saying I am not familiar with the Beverly Market. You will want to work with a Realtor who knows the area well and can advise wisely on purchase and help you determine a fair offer to a seller.
Best of Luck and congratulations.
The first step is having a Pre-Approval Letter handy to submit with your offer and writing a strong solid offer and having a strong down payment and a good loan officer backing you.
If you need a strong a solid Realtor I can be reached at:
Corey D. McCray
D'Aprile Properties, LLC
Hope to hear from you.
Get comfortable with the area, and start doing your homework. Knowing what you can afford and where you would prefer to be will put you in the best possible position to buy.
It should also give ou some comfort when it comes to selling and needing to move forward with the purchase. Hyde Park also has a tight market, good news for sellers who can go onto the market at a competitive price.
If you don't have to sell to make the house purchase, all the better for ease of mind. With the demand for rentals in HP, if being a long term owner is an option, you should at least consider being a landlord, but now is as good a time to sell as we have seen n quite a while.
Like Barbara, I also know these markets very well, and would be happy to have a conversation about what we do to get our clients the best possible outcome when they sell and buy.
Dave Hanna 773-732-9123 firstname.lastname@example.org