Here are three things you should pay special attention to when buying.

Here are three things that homebuyers should do in today’s market:

1. Understand your daily commute. Do your research and factor in how long it’s going to take to get to your office, your kids’ school, and even the grocery store. I’ve seen people make the mistake of buying in an inconvenient location and the long commute gets old quickly. Nobody comes home from a two-hour commute looking happy. Ensure you’re in a convenient location.

“Get educated and pre-approved before you start looking at houses.”

2. Speak to a lender before you start looking at properties. Make sure you understand what you can afford. Don’t jump in and start looking at houses without knowing what your monthly expenses are going to be. Get educated and pre-approved before you even start looking at houses.

3. Don’t focus on getting a “good deal.” That’s not the right way to buy a house. You want a property that’s going to fit you and your family’s lifestyle. It’s not only about the four walls and the roof over your head. A condo in Queens is going to be a different lifestyle than an expanded ranch in Bay Terrace. 

If you have questions about buying a home in Queens or anything else related to real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you.