The San Francisco market moves quickly, and sometimes buyers get swept away in the frenzy. They find themselves suddenly in contract on a home that they aren’t entirely sure about.
A variety of activities kicks in once you’re in contract, and you have to be completely on board in order to hit your milestones. Wiring in a hefty deposit, working with your lender on outstanding financial docs, paying for and conducting inspections—that all happens in the first week. If you’re half-heartedly proceeding, I can guarantee there’s a good chance you’ll miss deadlines, and potentially waste your and a lot of other people’s time if you decide to cancel the contract.
The key to making a confident and successful home purchase lies in being prepared and knowledgeable. Here are five tips for being successful in the residential real estate game: [Read more...]