Hello everybody, welcome back to Suburban Snacks! This month’s snack is wafer rolls! Before we review the snack, we’ll be informing you of 5 things to know before buying a house. The first thing you should know is your budget and affordability. Determine how much you can afford to spend on a home and factor in the additional costs such as property taxes, insurance, and maintenance. The best way to figure out how much home you can afford is by meeting with a lender and setting up a financial plan. Make sure that your monthly payments are at a price that you can afford but also feel comfortable with. The second thing you should know is the location. Consider the location of the property, and the proximity to schools, shops, and public transportation. You can always change the feel and aesthetic of your home but you can’t always change the location. Confide in your local Realtor to learn more about the area in which you want to live. The third thing you must know when buying a home is what the property’s condition is. Get a home inspection to assess the condition of the property and see if it needs any repairs. Use your Realtor to negotiate with the seller on items that you want to be fixed or replaced. The fourth thing you should understand is market trends. Research the local real estate market to understand current trends and price ranges. Ask your agent what their thoughts are on the current and future state of the market. And lastly, you should know your future plans. Consider your future plans, such as starting a family, working from home, or aging in place, and look for a home that can accommodate those plans. You want to make sure that your home purchase is backed by the longevity of your plans. So if you are someone looking to invest in a home or sell your home in Southern Arizona, then we at Suburban would love to help! Do you like wafer rolls? Let us know in the comments below. That’s going to do it for us here at Suburban Snacks. If you have any questions or would like to get into contact with us feel free to check out our website at suburbanrealestategroup.com. Thanks for watching, my name is Chad Olof and we will see you in the next one!