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First Time Home Buyer Tips

You spend years in a small apartment paying rent at the same time saving your money. Now it is time to go out and buy that first home in San Diego real estate market!iStock_000037495622_Medium It is a great idea and also a large financial investment. There is a lot to know about the real estate in San Diego. First time home buyers should keep these tips in mind as they go into the market.

1. Be Sure your Finances Are All in Order. This is going to be a very large financial transaction for you. To start,  you need to check your credit score and make sure that it is as high as possible. This will allow you to get better interest on your mortgage loan. You can consider getting pre-approved from a lending institution, letting you know how much of a mortgage you are able to get. This also lets you know how much of a mortgage you are able to get. This also lets you know how much of a house you can afford.

2. Take a Drive Through the Neighborhood. You’re going to be living there for a number of years, perhaps even decades. It makes it important for you to check out the neighborhood. You can look for various important things such as libraries, where the schools are located, and where the police and fire stations can be located. A little extra research can uncover what the crime rate is in the area and the value of the real estate.

3. Home Inspections Are Critical. Houses in the San Diego real estate market cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. You do not want to be stuck with a house which has major repairs. A professional home inspector can look at the property, and you can do your own home inspection as well. You should concentrate on the foundation, the roof, plumbing for evidence of leaks, and the electrical system of the house. You should insist that the current owner either make the necessary improvements, or reduce the price of the property so that you can pay for them yourself.

4. Have a Good Real Estate Agent by Your Side. This is a major step in your life and you need to have experienced professional helping you out. Alta Vista Properties can be your best possible guide to available properties. We understand the San Diego real estate market better than others, and we can help you in your search. Buying a home has a lot of paperwork involved. We see to it that everything is in a nice neat stack for you to sign.

Buying your first home should be one of the most exciting days of your life. It should not be a nightmare. If you allow us to help you, you’ll find that you get the best possible house at a price you can afford. You may have some questions about all of our services. We want to be able to answer them for you, and we welcome any inquiries. Please do feel free to inquire about our property management services. We can be reached at 858-274-3600 or by email at

We can help you find the house of your dreams!

Posted by: jackie on January 25, 2016
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