By Leonard Baron of Zillow
Define your priorities and preferences to narrow down your search.
When you’re ready to buy your first home, you’ll probably remember those three important words we always hear about real estate: location, location, location.
While the geographic location is important, it’s also the amenities around the location that make a house a home. Every buyer is different in what they desire, so you need to find a neighborhood with the location and amenities that fit your desires — and, just as importantly, your budget.
Location is one factor that will heavily influence the price of a property. You don’t want to shop in locations you can’t afford — even though it might be fun.
The first task in your home purchase process is getting pre-approved by a bank or mortgage lender so you understand the ballpark within which you will be playing ball. Inform your real estate agent about your…
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