Make the Most Out of Your New Jersey House Hunt

January 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re looking for a new home in New Jersey, now can be a very exciting time. However, as you probably know, there’s also a lot you need to do to make the most out of your purchase. Whether you’re looking at Ho Ho Kus homes or Ridgewood real estate, your final destination will only be as good as the amount of work you put into finding it.

Begin by figuring out exactly what you want in a home. You’ll have to be a little flexible when you start looking, but it’s helpful to at least have a blueprint. This means also setting a budget that you can absolutely afford. Take a lesson from the housing market crash and don’t buy a home you can’t pay for.

Next find a reputable realtor. One of the best ways to do this is by asking friends and family for recommendations. Interview prospective realtors and look for ones that are interested in what you want from a home, not just pitching the ones they have on the market. Also, tell them your budget upfront and make sure they realize you won’t budge on it.

When you start looking at homes, be certain to take the neighborhoods into consideration. No matter how nice the house is if your neighborhood is subpar, you’ll regret your purchase down the road.

Lastly, enjoy the experience. It’s a lot of work, but should be a time you look back at fondly.


Article submitted by Marron Gildea Realtors. The company helps interested parties find the Ridgewood homes of their dreams.

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