Relocating can be difficult, especially if you're looking for a unique North End Boise home but don't have a lot of time to actually see the places physically. Many people devote three-day weekends to house hunting when they shop for a house in Boise. But an increasing number of people are doing their house transactions 100% online. While that can be risky, there are several things you can do to make sure your relocation is as painless as possible.
Begin your search for a house in Boise online. Find an agent with good reviews and happy customers, and sign up with them to be your buyer's agent. They can help you figure out how much house you need and what your wants are, and send you listings via email or RSS for your perusal.
Before you even start searching for an agent or a house in Boise, get pre-approval on a home loan. Figure out how much you can afford after you relocate, and let that be part of your guide in selecting a Boise house.
Select a House
Once you're pre-approved, online, and have a buyer's agent, start looking at the listings you're receiving. Choose a house that fits your needs, present and potential future, and budget. Let the buyer's agent know which house you want, and, if at all possible, make at least one trip out to see the house in person. If you cannot do that, have the agent take a look at it and give you an honest opinion. This can be risky, but if you have no other choice, this is the best way to do it.
Get a Home Inspection
Once the home has been selected and the offer has been accepted, make sure that you spring for a home inspection. This can be the most important part of buying a house in Boise. Spending $500-$1000 on a home inspection can save you tens of thousands of dollars in surprises down the road. This up front cost is an investment in the home and a reassurance that you've selected a good place to live.
So if you're interested in the house in Boise, contact a buyer's agent who will represent your best interests, invest in a house inspection, and try to visit the home at least once if at all possible. Choose an agent that will do the majority of the work for you, and leave the fun part of home buying to you.
Ready to start the search for your new Boise home? Give our 24/7 agent a call at (208) 571-7145.