Buyers Tips

"Our experience buying our first home was made less stressful and we ended up in the PERFECT home thanks to Josh!"

~ Tempel Family - Studio City, CA

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Find the perfect home

Buying a home is a big step! Whether you're buying your first home, your dream home, or your tenth investment property, yours will be a big investment. I know how important this is to you. And I have an army of experts to make sure I find the perfect property for your unique circumstances. Finding the perfect property is just one way I can help you with your real estate purchase. As real estate agents, I have ongoing access to experts in every related field from lending to relocation. I won't rest until I have taken you through every step of the buying process, that is my guarantee to you.

Tips for buyers

Buying a home is a big step! Whether you're buying your first home, your dream home, or your tenth investment property, yours will be a big investment. I know how important this is to you. And I have an army of experts to make sure I find the perfect property for your unique circumstances. Finding the perfect property is just one way I can help you with your real estate purchase. As real estate agents, I have ongoing access to experts in every related field from lending to relocation. I won't rest until I have taken you through every step of the buying process, that is my guarantee to you.

When you work with me, you will:

  • Be more likely to find the home that meets all your criteria
  • Lessen the amount of time it will take to find your home
  • Understand all the terms, processes and documents used when buying your home
  • Have up-to-date market information that will allow you to make informed decisions
  • Have a skilled negotiator working on your behalf, one who is committed to looking after your best interests
  • Enjoy peace of mind, knowing that all the details of your purchase are being taken care of by an experienced and knowledgeable professional

Get Help

Your home is likely to represent one of the largest investments in your life. In order to make sure the transaction goes smoothly it is of vital importance that you choose the right agent to represent your interests. The right agent will be someone whose experience and personality makes you comfortable. You should try to find an agent that is familiar and knowledgeable about the area you plan on moving to.

Home Buyers

Get pre-approved

Do you already know how much home you can afford? There is nothing more frustrating than looking for a home, finding the perfect home, then discovering it is out of your price range. Speak with a lender to learn about the different financing options available to you. When you find the right lender, get the paperwork processed so you will be ready to buy once you find your perfect home.

Avoid major purchases

In order to determine the amount of home you can afford a lender will use your debt-to-income ratio to determine the percentage of your pre-tax income you spend on debt. Your debt ratio will include: monthly housing costs, car payments, credit cards, student loans, and any other installment debt. If you take on more debt before buying a home it will have an impact on the amount of the loan that the lender will finance.

Avoid Major Purchases

Sign up for property watch

In order to make an educated decision you need to know what is available and how much it is going for. You can browse all the active listings from my website. Once you have found some homes you like save those searches and sign up for property watch so new listings will be emailed to you. The best homes move fast. Make sure you're on top of the available inventory at all times so you do not miss out.

Have the home inspected

The last thing you want to discover after you have bought a home is that you have purchased a "money pit". By "money pit" I am referring to a home full of defects which will end up costing you a lot of money. Save yourself from future litigation by bringing in a licensed home inspector before you buy. If any problems are found the report will help you make an informed decision or negotiate a better price.