Answers to a Home Buyer’s FAQs

If you’re in the process of buying a new home, you may have questions. We’ve put together some answers to the most common questions we get from our partners. If you don’t see your question, reach out to us so we can assist you and help you find your dream home.

What type of house is best for me?

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or you’re just ready for more space, this step can be delightful. Look at different homes for sale online or in neighborhoods you like. Make a list of your “must have” features and your “would be nice” items. This will help narrow your focus.

How much house can I afford?

When you’re serious about buying, getting pre-approved for a mortgage gives you a clear idea of what you can afford. Additionally, it speeds up the buying process. A pre-approval is typically good for 60-90 days.

What is included in a home inspection?

A home inspection will examine the house’s structural components, roof system, exterior features, electrical, heating, cooling, fireplaces, and insulation. Not typically included are sprinkler, fire, and alarm systems; detached buildings, wells, and environmental hazards; or a scope of your water and sewer lines.

How do I negotiate the price?

To negotiate the selling price of a home, enlist the help of your local Ohio buyer’s agent. A buyer’s agent like Christopher Evans, your Dream Home Partner in Central Ohio, will help you research home prices and negotiate to get the best price.

Don’t see your answer here? Contact Christopher today for answers to your other home-buying questions.