Panama City Beach Properties for Sale

How to Start Your Home Search

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jumbohouseAre you in the market to buy a new home and have no idea where to start? Before you pull up the most recent internet listings of all homes for sale in Destin, there are few questions you need to ask yourself. 

Number one: Have you set your budget? It is important to take into consideration how your current financial state will stack up against a lender’s standards. The mortgage pre-approval process is a great place to start. Not only will it give you a better idea of how much you will have to borrow, but it will show sellers that you have the funds to back up your offer. 

Number two: What all do you need in a new home? With this question it is important to think about more than just bedrooms and bathrooms. Focus on the style of home you want as well. For instance, a beach front condo may come with less maintenance than a single-family home, but could lack in privacy.

While those are the main questions that will help narrow down your search, there are a variety of other things you should consider which can include school districts, the move-in ready factor and even HOA’s. 

With a clear picture of what you need, your Emerald Coast real estate agent will be able to help guide you there. 

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