Let’s Talk Real Estate – Princeton Town Topics – October 25, 2017
PLANNING A SPRING MOVE? HERE’S WHAT TO DO NOW
If you think it’s too early to start planning a springtime move, you’re wrong. To get the best deal, you need to be able to act quickly. And that means starting now. Here’s what to put on your to-do list:
- Order your credit reports. You can get a free report from each of the three major credit bureaus from www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action. Check your reports carefully and contest any errors.
- Check out potential neighborhoods. Having ample time to cruise around during the week, on weekends, and at different times of day gives you a more realistic view of the neighborhoods you’re considering. It also lets you check out the schools.
- If you’re selling, tackle those maintenance and improvement projects. Whether you DIY or hire someone, get started now to be sure your home looks its best in the spring.
- Attend some open houses. Not only will you get a feel for the market, but you can also figure out which features you really want (and can afford) in your new home.
Fall is also a good time to talk to an agent and let them know about your plans. That way, they’ll already be on the lookout by the time spring rolls around.