Buying a Home Sight Unseen

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When you think about buying a new home, you likely think about attending open houses, setting up showings with your real estate agent, and really getting a feel for the house that you want. However, there are times when people buy a home sight unseen, such as when they’re relocating from one state to another. They might not have the time or money to travel to their new state to see a bunch of homes, so they have to purchase the house virtually sight unseen. At American Loans and Mortgages in Salt Lake City, we can help you find the perfect financing for any home you want to buy, whether you’ve set foot in it or not!

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Move Quickly on Your Purchase

Depending on the current real estate market, you might need to move quickly to purchase the home you want. This is especially true if you’re moving out of state, since you’ll be at a disadvantage compared to local buyers who can tour the house and see it for themselves in person. If there’s a home you absolutely love, but you don’t have the time or resources to go see it for yourself, buying sight unseen can help you move quickly and secure the house before someone else makes an offer.

Virtual Tours and Real Estate Photos

Today’s technology makes it easier for potential buyers to see a house without actually visiting it. Through virtual home tours and high-resolution real estate photos, you can get a sense of the layout and space within a home. While it can be hard to get the true “feel” of a home through virtual tours and photos, it can give enough information to act upon when it comes to making your decision on purchasing a home sight unseen.

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Work With an Experienced Real Estate Agent

One of the best things you can do when looking at homes in another town or city is to work with an experienced real estate agent. Your agent should understand your situation and should have experience working with similar situations in the past so they can help you guide you on your home buying journey. Perhaps you’re purchasing a second home near the beach or in the mountains, or you need to relocate for a career change — whatever the case may be, an experienced agent can get you the photos, information, and everything else you need to make the best choice for your next home.

Have a Representative See the House For You

If you have a close friend or family member who lives in the town or city you’re moving to, you can have them view potential homes for you. While they can’t make the final decision on which home you’ll buy, they can attend open houses and set up viewings with your real estate agent to see homes in which you might be interested. If they know your personal tastes and preferences, they can let you know whether the kitchen is as big as you would like and if the bedroom carpet needs to be replaced. It can be extremely beneficial to send someone you trust to see a house you can’t see for yourself!

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It can be stressful to buy a home sight unseen, but with the right approach, you can feel confident that you made the best choice for you and your family. If you’d like to learn more about our loan programs and how we can help you secure financing for your next home purchase, please contact us today. We look forward to speaking with you!