Moving up as a home buyer: The buying and selling process

When building your house for your new family several years ago, you thought that you’d be there forever. But now, you have 3 kids, the years have flown by and it’s time to make the move to a larger space. Does this sound like your family? Don’t worry! It happens all the time. The best part about making your next move is that you have the opportunity to indulge in all of the features you’ve added to your wish list. 

It’s no secret that the buying and selling process is complex. There are several steps and decisions your family needs to make along the way. We’re breaking down the process into small, digestible sections to help you keep your eye on the prize: your new home.

New vs. Resale: Which is best?

When you’re looking to move into a new home, one of the first decisions you have to make is if you want to buy an existing home, or build a new one.

Both options have their pros and cons.
When you buy an existing home, you know precisely what layout, fixtures, and details you’ll find when you walk through the door on day one. That means any changes you want to make now and in the future are your responsibility. It also means that any historical problems are something you’ll inherit as the new homeowner.

Building new means you end up with a home precisely to your specifications. Working with a reputable builder, like the team at the Jones Company, allows you to experience the process that has been clearly defined and you get to have a little fun! Your unique home will also come with a warranty, protecting you from costly repairs that might come along with a resale property.

Hiring a realtor

When you’re dealing with a hot housing market, a realtor can be an invaluable asset in your search for a new home. They have their finger on the pulse of the market, and can guide you in the right direction — and warn you when you’re about to make a wrong turn. They might also open your eyes to ideas and options you never even knew existed.

Choosing a mortgage broker

A skilled mortgage broker can give you insight into just how much home you can truly afford based on your financial situation. They can also help you keep your personal documents and paperwork well organized and safe. Most home buyers have to go through the loan application and approval process, which is another area where a mortgage broker is crucial.

Finding the perfect floorplan

Say you’ve decided you’d like to build new. That’s great! Home builders like The Jones Company have a whole host of floorplans to choose from, meaning you’re more than likely to find one that works perfectly for you. And, they come with upgrade and customization options to make it uniquely yours.

All you need when selling your current home and buying a new one is the right expertise to guide you — in the form of a talented realtor, a professional broker, and if you decide to buy new, a quality home builder. Allow The Jones Company to help you navigate through this process and construct the home you’ve been dreaming of.