- Pay attention to the home’s surroundings. What is next door? Do 2-story homes tower over your single story?
- Do you like the location? Is it near a park or a power plant?
- Immediately after leaving, rate each home on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest.
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Tips and Advice for First-Time Home Buyers, St Petersburg Home Inspector.
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Who Are First-Time Home Buyers?
A first-time home buyer is defined as a buyer who has not bought a home over the past 3 years. In that sense, bounce-back buyers, those who had a short sale or foreclosure, are also entering the marketplace. Core-Logic says about 1/4 of all foreclosure and short sale homeowners are back in the market, and those numbers average about 150,000 per year.
How Many Homes Will a Home Buyer See?
The average number of homes that are shown to a buyer in one day is seven. Any more than that, and the brain is on overload. Therefore, don’t expect to see 20 or 30 homes; although it’s physically possible to do so, you probably will not remember specific details about any of them. We recommend to bring your camera and take pictures of the ones you love.
How a First-Time Home Buyer Can Rate Inventory
- Bring your digital camera and begin each series of photos with a close-up of the house number to identify where each group of home photos start and end.
- Take notes of unusual features, colors and design elements.