If you are purchasing your first home in Pittsburgh, you may be experiencing what many first-time homebuyers go through. Buying a home is a life changing experience and one of the largest purchases you will ever make. You may find yourself questioning your decision.
Is this really the right time to buy a house?
The best way to answer this question is with a few questions. Do you have good credit? Do you have a good job? If the answers to these questions are “yes” then there is never a bad time to buy the right house. Especially now while interest rates are still low. Interest rates are projected to climb in the next 12-18 months, so now is an ideal time!
What if I don’t pick the right neighborhood?
This is an understandable fear. Therefore, it is imperative to do your research and talk with your Realtor® about the exact type of neighborhood you want. A quick internet search will show you crime rates in the area and the quality of the school district. It is also wise to look around the neighborhood to see how others are caring for their homes.
Will the maintenance costs be overwhelming?
This is a legitimate concern. A home inspection will help you identify any repair or replacement costs that may need to be addressed soon. Planning and budgeting are the first steps. You will also want to maintain the home components to preserve their life. No home will be maintenance free, even if you were to purchase a newly constructed home.
If you have been a renter all your life and are looking at homes for sale in Pittsburgh, take a deep breath. Just remember what made you decide to start looking in the first place. If those reasons still exist, go for it!
Working with a seasoned professional will help to alleviate those fears. I have helped many buyers buy a home in the Pittsburgh area. If you have a concern, I can help you work through it. Finding the right home for my client is my specialty.
If you are looking for that perfect, affordable home, I can make the process enjoyable and drama-free. Call me at 412-848-3907 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.