If you have just started your search for a home for sale in Lynden, WA you likely already know the general idea of what you are looking for. With websites like Pinterest and Houzz along with shows like Fixer Upper, consumers often fantasize about their dream amenities. However, to save yourself some time (and maybe a little house heart break), “know before you go”. Simply put, figure out the features you must have vs the ones that can maybe wait when it comes to shopping for Lynden, WA real estate.
The first obvious step when it comes to buying a home for sale in Lynden, WA is get pre-approved. By getting pre-approved instead of pre-qualified, you will know what your actual budget is. This not only puts you in a better light with the seller of that Lynden, WA real estate, but it keeps you from falling in love with a Lynden, WA home for sale outside of your budget.
Next you will want to make a list of your potential new home’s desired features. You can break them down in these categories, which also doubles as a great ranking feature.
1.) Must Have
These are the items your future Lynden, WA real estate must have to be considered. This is usually bed, bath, school district, yard size, proximity to work, etc. When you know these key features, it will help narrow things down if you find yourself flip flopping back and forth between a couple homes for sale in Lynden, WA.
You may desire a large bonus room, gourmet kitchen, mother in law suite, Mt. Baker views or being walking distance to the hustle and bustle of Front Street. All of which are great perks, but could fall outside of the budget or not include your “Must Have” list.
3.) Pinterest Board Dream House
Who doesn’t scroll through Pinterest when they are bored? While there are a lot of great DIY projects and cool decor hacks, there are a lot of custom homes that have been decorated by professional interior designers that quite frankly are out of most people’s budgets.
The bottom line here is that when shopping for Lynden, WA real estate, you want to have your list all organized before you get started. It will save you time, frustration and getting your hopes up. For more information, call me at 360-410-0848.