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When it comes to searching for a new home, or even your first home, regardless of whether or not it may be part of your New Year’s resolution list, there are a few useful tips that you should consider making note of to help with beginning your search.

Here are three ways to ensure that your search for a new home will be a successful one.


First and foremost, you will want to get yourself pre-approved for a mortgage. There are many lenders who will take the time to discuss various options with you, as well as determining the type of mortgage that may be the right one for you to take advantage of. It’s also important to note that a majority of lenders will require you to put a certain amount of money down as part of your initial payment. All in all, you will want to choose the lender who fits your overall needs.

Make a List

Another useful tip to make note of is to determine what all of your “must-haves” are for the home that you are searching for. For instance, how many bedrooms will you need? How many bathrooms will you require? Will the home that you’re looking for require special features such as a swimming pool, garage, or more. Make a list of what you want and need, and narrow down your home options from there!

Find a Real Estate Team

You will also want to select an experienced and trusted real estate team in your area to work with when the time comes to search for a new home to purchase. Take the time to conduct your own research regarding agents in your area, as well as customer testimonials from past experiences with the same agents. These can be used to help with factoring in your final decision on who you want to use with helping in your search.


Thank you for reading our real estate and homeowners blog! We are Weichert Realtors – Barton Harris & Co. and we’re happy to have helped you learn more about tips to help with beginning your home search!