January 17, 2022
Tips for Buying a Home in the Hot North Carolina Market
We know that many people outside the Asheville area are currently looking for homes in North Carolina Market. We are excited about the opportunities for more people to buy here and become a part of the community. But the market is hot right now, so knowing how to find the right opportunities to buy is helpful. Here are a few things out-of-state buyers can do to find their next home in Western North Carolina.
Work with an Independent Mortgage Lender
If you’re leaving one state for another, the first step is to talk to an independent mortgage lender to determine your budget. Even though home prices in the Asheville area are comparatively high, you may find that your current budget can stretch pretty far if you’re coming from a high-dollar place such as California. But a local mortgage lender can walk you through the process and get you pre-approved. That way, as soon as you find a home, you know you can act fast.
Find a Reliable Agent
You’re going to want to work with a reliable real estate agent who can help you find a great home even when you can’t see it in person. With a hot market, homes sell quickly and often for more than the asking price. Your agent will need to hop on them quickly and provide you with as much detail as possible, including virtual tours and up-to-the-minute information. We can point you in the right direction with our list of reputable local agents.
Make a Trip to Scope the Area
While we know it’s not possible to see every house that goes on the market, we always recommend that anyone interested in moving to the Asheville area make a scouting trip to get a feel for the location. The entire WNC area is diverse, with many places to choose from. That way, you can narrow your focus and talk with your realtor about the locations that work best for you.
Make Use of Virtual Tours
The pandemic created a lot of chaos, and it has undoubtedly been a tough time for our entire country. But necessity is the mother of invention. While options for virtual home tools already existed, the pandemic pushed them into the forefront of the industry, and now agents are very comfortable with the process. This is great for anyone who wants to relocate to the Asheville area from as far away as California. You can see a home and make an informed offer with knowledge from your agent without leaving home.
Start your process in the North Carolina Market by contacting Zachery Adam and the team at GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville to learn more today.
Do you want to know about the process to apply for a mortgage? GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville is here to help. Call us today at 828-348-1907 –Zachery Adam at GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville.
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