Buying a townhome can be a very exciting and often stressful process. While you are browsing all of the townhomes for sale trying to find your ideal townhome,
don't let your excitement over something minor influence you into making a bad decision regarding your townhome purchase.
Take your time, figure out what your needs and wants are and reduce your stress by following a few simple guidelines.
When searching your local housing market for Columbus townhomes for sale, the very first thing you should do is to get a pre-approval letter from your local mortgage lender. It is best to get a pre-approval from several and choose the best interest rate currently available along with the appropriate type of mortgage loan that meets your needs right now, and for many years to come. This can quite literally save you thousands of dollars on your mortgage over the life of the loan. And, it is a myth that multiple pre-approval quotes will hurt your credit report, this is not true at all.
Once you have found the right townhome out of all of the townhomes for sale in Columbus, take the time to re-evaluate it. Make sure the townhome meets all of your needs before you get too excited about having a dining room, but not enough bedrooms. Some buyers get so excited that they forget about the things that matter most to them during their search for a townhome. It is best to make sure that you are buying what you want and need before you make an offer on any Columbus townhomes for sale.
You will have a far better idea of what you want in a townhome by doing a little legwork up front. Ask your Realtor for a printout of MLS listings that meet your townhome search criteria.
Before making an offer on a townhome observe the property, as well as any surrounding properties, at different times during the day. By watching the surrounding area during the day, you can see when traffic is the heaviest, or if the noise level is going to be too much for you to tolerate.