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Maintaining focus during the homebuying journey

by Debbie Goldberg 12/03/2023

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Staying focused on the homebuying journey is a must, especially for those living in areas with a fast-paced market. Using a few key tips can help you stay on course and accomplish your homebuying dreams. 

Craft a homebuying strategy

Creating a homebuying strategy, you outline the steps you'll most essential to the homebuying process. Plus, with a homebuying plan in place, you'll be better equipped than ever before to streamline your house search. 

Use your strategy outline to highlight the location you’d prefer your home to be in, where to get financing if a mortgage loan is needed, house characteristics and more. 

Get preapproved for home financing

Home financing often plays a huge role in a buyer's ability to acquire a residence. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage allows you to get a better understanding of the financing you’re working with to purchase a home.  

You’ll need to provide personal information such as income and identification, so a lender can see if you meet requirements for pre-qualification.  

Prior to pre-approval for a mortgage loan, consider checking out a variety of banks and credit unions. This allows you to learn about all of your mortgage options and select a mortgage best matching your financial needs.

Work with a real estate agent

Working with a real estate agent is one of the best ways to help you stay on track during the homebuying process. They can help you fine-tune your homebuying goals and map out the best plan to execute each task efficiently - Whether that be through narrowing down an MLS search or negotiating a great deal on a home. 

Don't lose focus as you pursue your dream property. By securing financial information, creating a strategy and collaborating with a real estate agent, you can ease into the homebuying journey with clarity. 

About the Author

Debbie Goldberg

I'm a full time Realtor with over 30 years of experience yet young enough to embrace today's ever-changing scope of marketing and technology. Having grown up in Connecticut and moved many times (too many to count!) I can empathize with today's buyers and sellers. Strictly maintaining ethical standards and being a fierce advocate on behalf of my clients are things I take very seriously. As a buyer, you can expect me to listen to and evaluate your real estate wants and needs. I can assist in explaining relevant forms, agreements, and closing procedures. I will guide you through the process of finding the right home, negotiating your offer, adhering to all contract dates and terms as well as final walk through and closing procedures. As a seller, I will listen to and evaluate your goals, needs, and timing in order to properly price your home to get the maximum exposure needed to attract the right buyers. In addition to negotiating on your behalf, I will make sure we communicate throughout the entire process as we navigate the contract terms, finance and inspection contingencies, as well as all closing procedures. I was born in Japan, grew up in Hamden and lived in New York, Ohio and Southern California before settling down in New Haven county to raise two kids, two dogs and a cat. I'm passionate about good food and love to bake. Some of my free time has been spent volunteering at Temple Beth Sholom, a synagogue where my family has been members for over 40 years. I also spend time at Tower One/Tower East, an assisted living center in New Haven where my mother-in-law now resides. 30 years of helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals has given me the peace of mind to know that what I do everyday matters. If you are thinking of buying or selling please keep me in mind.