White Gables: Beginning the House Hunt

Maybe you've been house hunting for months or you've just started the search, there are several things you should know about the hunt. It doesn't have to be a chore; in fact, it can be a learning experience and even when you don't find the house you want after ten open houses, you will realize what you "don't" want in your new home. Chances are you know the ideal area where you would like to buy and now it is time to put some action behind your desires to buy a new home in Summerville. Begin the process with a list of some sort, even if you don't like making lists. It can be a helpful tool to distinguish what you need to do and what you have already accomplished, as well as what is negotiable to you in the final purchase decision.

Get your Ducks in a Row
There is nothing wrong with visiting open houses, scanning through the housing magazines, and even forging a relationship with a local real estate agent but before you start getting serious about a particular property, know what you're working with. Simply stated, before you can buy a new home in Summerville, you have to know what you can afford, how quickly you can move, and what you need to do in order to make it all happen. Do you have a current house that needs to sell first or are you renting and need to move into a new house with a certain time frame? These factors will all contribute to your overall ability to move. When you decide to do a semi-custom build with Crescent Homes in a neighborhood like White Gables, you will need to ensure the build will be completed by the necessary date. The team at Crescent Homes is available to walk with you every step of the way to make sure your move is as easy as possible. They are able to provide timelines so you can plan accordingly.

Funding the New House
Possibly the biggest headache of a buying a new home is the financing. One of the benefits of working with a company like Crescent Homes is that they are able to guide you through the entire process from start to finish. With financial leaders such as Ameris Bank and Regions as preferred lenders, the process of home buying just got easier. You will be offered competitive rates and programs for your new home in Summerville and these lenders will usually even pay the closing costs. Because the lenders and closing coordinators work together on a regular basis, they have an established relationship and this can help your closing move quickly and properly. House closings are notorious for a problem arising at the last minute but the financing advantage provided by Crescent Homes will help avoid most of these problems. For a neighborhood like White Gables in Summerville, the local lenders are in the area and are available for home buyers to meet with to discuss options face-to-face. Not only is this reassuring to homebuyers but the process can move smoothly and efficiently.

Making the Final Decision
After you have established what you can afford, the fun can begin. A semi-custom property from Crescent Homes can provide you with the luxury amenities that fit within your budget. Working with the design experts in White Gables, your new house in Summerville can have features that add value to the property and also to your everyday life. Your past experiences with house hunting will be the basis for what you want to have in your new home and the designers and contractors will work with you on how to make your dreams come true. Making a list of what you must have versus what you would like to have is a smart place to start when you are making the final decision on which model you would like to build. Because you know the area, obtained financing, and decided on a builder, the hard part is over and now it is time to decide on what kind of house you want to live in, from the wall colors to types of appliances and layout.

For more information about White Gables, give us a call or email us at info@crescenthomes.net.

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