How to Get Started to Buy a Los Angeles Home

ADDED ON November 10, 2017 0 COMMENTS

buy a Los Angeles homeAre you ready to buy a Los Angeles home?   Buying a home – if it is your first home, or you are moving into a new home – is an exciting time, and it can be scary.   Buying for a Los Angeles home involves several steps.

First, you probably have narrowed your search to a few select Los Angeles neighborhoods.  Then, here are four steps you can take to find your dream home:

1. Determine the type of home that best fits your budget and lifestyle.  You can read this article:  buying a house versus a condominium.  Choose the type of home that is the most appealing yet practical for you.  In addition to single family homes, condominiums or townhomes, there are multi-family homes. Multi-family homes (like a duplex or a triplex) are often good for home buyers because these rental properties can bring rental income to help with the mortgage payment.  You can live in one unit and rent out the others.

2. Consider your budget and finances.  It is very important to find the balance between your needs, wants and desires … and your budget.  Usually this involves a compromise.  Find a balance between your needs, wants, desires and budget.  We recommend making a priority list of what you absolutely must have in a home, what you would like to have, and what is not necessary.  For example, for some people a garage is a “must have.”  For others, a garage falls under the heading of “not necessary.”  This priority list will help establish your home search criteria.  If you are buying a home with another person, this is an important step in the home buying process to ensure harmony in your home search.

3.  It may be hard to remember all the houses you see while looking for a Los Angeles home to buy.  We recommend keeping notes on each property, with key words that will “trigger” your memory about each home.  Sometimes there is a brochure or flyer on the property with photographs and a description that will help you to remember that home and it’s amenities.

4. When you finally find your dream home, be prepared to make an offer.  To determine the price that you want to offer, review a history of sale statistics of similar properties in a similar location with your real estate agent.  Think about the Los Angeles homes you have seen during your home search and compare price, amenities and location.

Would you like to start looking at homes that are for sale in the Los Angeles area?  Use our Contact Form and we can help you find a home!

Here are recently listed Los Angeles homes for sale:

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,245 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,250 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 1
  2. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 980 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.50 ac
    Year built: 1982
    Days on market: 1
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,605 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.36 ac
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 1
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 921 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,505 sqft
    Year built: 1956
    Days on market: 1
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,320 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,660 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Days on market: 1
  6. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Lot size: 4,752 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 1
  7. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,497 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,179 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 1
  8. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,375 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,175 sqft
    Year built: 1993
    Days on market: 1
  9. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,475 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,999 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Days on market: 1
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,082 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,058 sqft
    Year built: 1986
    Days on market: 2

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(all data current as of 2/23/2018)

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