Tips for Buying a Home in 2019

January 3, 2019

Are you dreaming about a new space in 2019? Our Lake of the Ozarks real estate team is here to help. With some home buying tips (below) and real estate experience, we can assist in making your real estate dreams a reality. As you enter the home buying phase, take a look below for some quick tips you should know as you prepare to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks


Determine Your Budget

Before you start your home search, it's important to know your price range. Meet with a mortgage lender to determine what cost of a home you can afford. This can help you narrow down your home shopping budget. 


Establish a List of Wants

As you think about purchasing a home, it's a good idea to have a list of features you like in a home. Create a list of wants and needs. This list can help you narrow down your final selections, if you are torn between a few different homes. Ensure the property you are leaning toward at least has all of the items on your need list checked off. This list can help you focus your search!


Narrow Down Location

While you may know you want to find a home at the Lake of the Ozarks - there's more of a location to narrow down. A number of communities make up and surround the Lake of the Ozarks. Visit different areas of the lake to determine the exact location in which you'd like to live. 


Find a Local Agent

A local real estate agent knows the area and can offer you experienced advice when it comes to buying a home. An agent who lives in the area will also be able to give you tips and point out differences between certain homes or areas as you continue your home search. This person will become a great adviser and a source of information as you complete your transaction. 


Take Notes on Each Property

After you tour a property, be sure to take detailed notes about your experience. Note the items you like and dislike about each home while your thoughts are fresh. Once you have your home search narrowed down, the notes you took on each property can help you further narrow down the homes you are leaning toward. 



Our team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks specialize in helping home buyers find the perfect space for their wants and needs. If you're dreaming about a luxury waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're here for you! Give The Grein Team a call today and we'll start helping you find the perfect luxury home. 


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