Is spring finally here?

It looked like spring was upon us and then snow flurries and freeze warnings reappear yesterday. Hopefully this weather is on its way out and pool season is here to stay. There are only a few weeks of school left and open house traffic tells me buyers are ready to make a move.
With interest rates still extremely low and some of the new no downpaymemt first home buyer programs more people are out shopping for their new home. I had over 20 buyers in my open house the past weekend which is one of the most successful opens I have ever held. We still have inventory but at this rate we will have less options for buyers so if you are looking to make a move this summer let’s start the process now. You can set up a free account on my website and get alerts when homes that meet your criteria list or have a price change. Visit to get started.

couple buying

House Hunting Tips for Couples

  1. Before you start to seriously search for that perfect home visit as many open houses and builders model homes as you can and make notes on floor plans you prefer, exterior styles, amenities that are a must and neighborhoods you really like. Knowing what you agree on beforehand will not only help your agent find the perfect home but will cut down on your frustration when you go out seriously looking.
  2. Interview several REALTORS® to find one that meshes with both your personalities because throughout this process you will be spending a lot of time together.
  3. Be flexible – It is highly unlikely that you are going to find a home that has everything you both want. As long as you can agree on the location, price and floor plan other items can be easily changed.
  4. Have fun – Remember that the home buying experience should be fun and rewarding so don’t get hung up on the little things and keep the bigger picture in mind. Can you see yourself enjoying this house for years to come and will it meet you and your family’s ever changing needs?