Home Buying Help

Build a Plan of Action and Get Ready

Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. Being organized and in control will contribute significantly to getting the best home deal possible with the least amount of stress. It's important to anticipate the steps required to successfully achieve your housing goal and to build a plan of action that gets you there.

Before you can build a plan of action, take the time to lay the groundwork for your decision-making process.

First, ask yourself how much can you afford to pay for a home. If you're not sure on the price range, find a lender and get pre-approved. Pre-approval will let you know how much you can afford so that you can look for homes in your price range. Getting pre-approved helps you to alleviate some of the anxieties that come with home buying. You know exactly what you qualify for and at what rate, you know how large your monthly mortgage payments will be, and you know how much you will have for a down payment. Once you are pre-approved, you avoid the frustration of finding homes that you think are perfect, but are not in your price range.

Second, ask yourself where you want to live and what is the best location for you and/or your family. Things to consider:

  • Convenience for all family members
  • Number of bedrooms, style, location to work, school, etc.
  • Style of home for example: ranch, two story, condo, etc.

By giving Frontier Real Estate a call, you can start the buying process and get answers to the home buying questions you have. Contact us or visit us today.

Frontier Insurance and Real Estate

102 S Marshall St

Rock Rapids, IA 51246

Licensed in Real Estate in IA. Licensed in Insurance for IA, SD, & MN


Lisa Dieren - Real Estate Broker & Insurance Agent

Sam Chase - Real Estate Salesperson & Insurance Agent

Donita Stubbe - Real Estate Salesperson & Insurance Agent

Yvette Waagmeester, AU - Insurance Agent

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