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Know your price range
Of course, price is probably one of the most important decision makign factors. But it’s only one of many. The price range for housing, as well as average income rate, differs a lot from state to state, and within a single state too. If your agent is trying to pursue to something that is totally out of your price range, ask him for alternative locations that are within a reasonalbe driving distance.
If you want to really sattle down consider everything in your area, starting from climate and schools in a good driving distance up to potential ecomonic development of the region. It’s relly important that you know what happened to the city you are planning to live in for the last 5-10 years, especially if you are new to the area.
Plan your career 10-15 years ahead
Making plans for your future and the future of your family is as important as knowing the background of your new area. Before you sign a deal on your new home make sure that you have a stable, well-paying job for at least 5 years, and that there are alternatives that won’t require moving to another state. Every house purchase is a big financial and social responsibility. Being scared is okay. But it should also feel right to you!
For current and future home owners, reals estate prices put on the map of the United states by HomeAdvisor.com
Real Estate Prices & Income in America – An infographic by HomeAdvisor