searchBarIcon
 Welcome to the ChampaignRose.com Blog

2019-08-13 09:24:48
Tips for Finding Your New Home in Champaign - Urbana

Finding the right home in Champaign - Urbana is easier than you think. Just like buying anything else, you just need to find what works best for you and what fits into your budget, but on a larger scale.

Here's a few tips to help you pin down the right home for you in Champaign - Urbana.

Research before you look.

Research the communities in Champaign - Urbana that will be best for you based on commute time, schools, recreation, crime, and price. Then make a list of the communities or neighborhoods that fit your needs to best.

Get your finances in order.

The rule of thumb with most lenders is that you can afford a home that costs two to three times your gross income. That guideline can help you create a budget to decide how much of a monthly payment you can comfortably handle. This is an important step to take before you make an offer on a home.

Once you decide how much you can afford, get pre-approved for a loan. This will further refine how much you can afford.

The lender won’t necessarily consider the extra fees you’ll pay when you purchase or your plans to begin a family or purchase a new car, so make sure you shop for a home in a price range you’re comfortable with. 

Set a moving timeline.

There are a number of factors that can delay moving into a new home. Are there any issues with your credit that need time to clear up? Have you sold your current home or int he process of selling? If you're a renter, do you have a lease?

All these factors will affect your buying, closing, and moving timelines.

Find the right agent.

Rose Price has the experience you need to find the perfect home in Champaign - Urbana. You can count on her in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market to help you though the home buying process.

Looking for the perfect home in Champaign- Urbana? Our powerful home search feature can help you start the process. Make sure to check back on our blog every week for more Champaign - Urbana real estate advice. Follow us on Facebook!

 
Blog Archive
2019-09-11 15:10:01
5 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Vacation Home in Champaign - Urbana

2019-09-09 13:22:54
The Fun Continues in September in Champaign - Urbana

2019-09-06 11:20:20
Should You Use a Storage Unit When You Move in Champaign - Urbana?

2019-09-03 10:37:32
Important Repairs to Make Before Selling Your Home in Champaign - Urbana

2019-08-28 13:09:08
Have a Happy Labor Day Weekend in Champaign - Urbana

2019-08-26 10:37:44
Keep Your Champaign - Urbana Home Sale from Falling Apart

2019-08-22 08:43:26
Slower July Home Sales Combined with Median Price Gains Provide More Opportunity for Area Homebuyers and Sellers

2019-08-22 08:41:29
Increasing Your Storage Space to Give Your Home More Value

2019-08-14 12:31:56
Dine in Style at the Top Restaurants in Champaign - Urbana

2019-08-13 09:24:48
Tips for Finding Your New Home in Champaign - Urbana

2019-08-08 10:20:26
Don't Make These Mistakes When Buying a Home In Champaign - Urbana

2019-08-07 10:13:14
A Beautiful Porch Will Sell Your Champaign - Urbana Home Faster

2019-08-07 10:13:03
Upcoming Events in Champaign - Urbana

2019-08-07 10:12:54
Who Represents You in a Real Estate Transaction in Champaign - Urbana?

2019-08-07 10:08:20
Don't Pay Too Much For Your Fire Pit

2019-08-07 09:59:46
5 Important Champaign - Urbana Home Buying Terms

2019-07-22 08:51:53
Champaign County Home Sales and Median Prices Ease in June

2019-07-16 08:40:48
How to Be a Good Open House Guest in Champaign

2019-07-15 15:20:56
Find the Right School in Champaign / Urbana

2019-07-15 15:18:58
Did You Know Dirty Light Bulbs Waste Energy?

2019-07-15 15:16:37
Champaign Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns

2019-07-15 15:14:04
Packing Hacks That Make Moving to Champaign a Breeze!

2019-07-15 15:11:49
The Best Places to Live in Champaign County!

2019-07-15 15:08:51
Top Things to Do in Champaign / Urbana

2019-07-15 15:06:10
What Does Homeowners Insurance cover for your Champaign/Urbana Home?

Click here to see ALL articles.


Comment on this Article

Your Name:
Your Email:
Comments:
Verify:  Please enter the numbers shown to help eliminate spam.