Finding the right home

FINDING THE RIGHT HOME

What is the best way to go about finding your next home in Bedford, Lynchburg, Roanoke? Well, Bedford, Lynchburg, Roanoke and the surrounding areas covers a lot of miles. Bedford County is the third largest county in Virginia. Lynchburg and Roanoke are diverse metropolitan areas with a large selections of homes. Lets determine where exactly is it that you want to live in Bedford VA. Where do you work and what kind of commute? What are the schools like in the different areas of Bedford and where do you want your children to attend? Are you a city or county employee? You may be required to live in the Town of Bedford or in Bedford County. You may prefer views of the Peaks of Otter and Blue Ridge Mountains or maybe the southern county near Smith Mountain Lake will suit you better.

The best thing to do after being pre-qualified by a lender is to start looking around on the internet, maybe in the newspaper, ask friends and family if they know of any homes that they may know of that could meet your needs. Make a list. Plan a Sunday drive. Do some evaluating of neighborhoods, homes, locations, drive time to your necessities: groceries, gym, shopping, work, schools, etc.

When you have a solid list of homes that meet the “Curb Appeal” test: you like the house and you ready to see the inside and move forward in considering this property seriously, call The New Home Team, Realtors serving Bedford, Roanoke, Lynchburg and Smith Mountain Lake.

Having an agent with knowledge of Bedford, Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Smith Mountain Lake is important. Do they know the area? Its important for the agent to know the area and the neighborhoods.

We know Bedford, Lynchburg, Roanoke, and the Smith Mountain Lake!

Who should you bring with you?

If you’re married, bring your spouse. You will both need to see it. You may choose to make this life altering decision by yourself but it may not be a good long term move.

Once the home has passed the curb appeal test, take a quick look through to see if there is enough room, you like the floor plan, your furniture may fit. Don’t worry about the carpet and paint right now. That can be changed. Do you like to cook? Make sure the kitchen is big enough. Don’t like to cook? You may want a smaller kitchen so you don’t have to clean it. Are there minor changes you want to make: light fixtures, a rip in the vinyl flooring, that can be fixed. If the rooms on either side of a load bearing wall are too small, that is an issue we can’t get around easily. Whatever you’re looking for, be sure to keep an open mind because you may be surprised at what you thought you wanted and what you ended up buying.

Your New Home Team agent will educate you on features and benefits of each home. We will advise you on homes, the location and the good/bad. Ultimately you make the choice on which home you want to purchase.

Step one- Get Prequalified

Finding the Right Home

Making an Offer

Under contract, now what happens?

The Closing