In Buying a Home, Tips & Advice

House Hunting

The house hunting experience is looking a little different these days due to the changes the pandemic has made in our daily lives. With so many states under different lock down or limited capacity, the real estate community has had to get creative about how buyers can view homes.

If you’re still looking to buy this summer, we’re sharing the best ways to take charge and become a homeowner during the pandemic.

Video Tours

One of the most exciting things about searching for a new home is being able to visit a potential new home for a tour. With so many advancements in the digital field, it’s now possible to take a virtual tour of a home you’re interested in purchasing because sometimes, still photos don’t do a home justice! This can happen via video call or through special services like virtual online tours through your realtor. This allows you to get a better look into the home’s layout and features. Since there’s no need to leave your home, you are helping stop the spread.

Take Precautions

If you’re ready to view a home in person, be sure to take extra precautions before your visit. Wear a mask and gloves to make sure you aren’t spreading germs or picking up any from surfaces of the home. If you don’t have any gloves on hand, be sure to have a travel size hand sanitizer with you in case there isn’t any on site provided by your realtor or the homeowner.

Don’t Wait

Though the pandemic is slowing many of our daily routines, one thing that isn’t slowing down is the housing market. With rates historically low, more people are buying more than ever. If you find a home you’re interested in, it’s better to move quickly to purchase. With individuals spending more time at home, many are realizing they may need extra space to work from home or more space for their family in general.

eClose with PrimeLending

When you’ve found the right home to fit your needs, PrimeLending is here to help you with your home loan. We’ve created an eClose experience that allows you to complete most of your closing digitally, which significantly speeds up and streamlines the process while social distancing from home! Using eClose with PrimeLending, you can now review your closing documents days in advance, securely sign in a few clicks, and yes, close faster.

If you’re interested in learning more about your mortgage options, connect with a PrimeLending loan officer today to get started.

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