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Friday, December 03, 2010

The ABCs of Buying a House in Brevard County, Florida

Buying a house can be a complicated process.  But in the words of that oft used phrase the key to the home buying process is to "not get the cart before the horse."   With almost 5,000 homes for sale in Brevard County, Florida, you don't just start looking at houses.

If you are new to a region like Brevard County, Florida, the first thing that must be decided is the area.  Area can be something as small as a neighborhood or section like Viera or Suntree in Melbourne, Florida.

Or area can be the assignment area for a certain school like Viera High School.  Check here for school areas in Brevard County Florida.  [Boundaries change so call the school and verify assignment for specific addresses if your decision will be based on school assignment.]  Area may even be a broad region like "beach side" or near a certain employer.

After the area is decided upon, it is now time to examine your budget.  At this point you need to get a mortgage pre-approval from a lender.  You need to know you can get a mortgage and what you can afford. With a mortgage pre-approval in hand, contact your real estate agent and get ready to find your next house!

Finally the end is in sight with a signed contract in hand!  All that is left is the closing and moving in.

I know there is more to buying a house than this very simplistic ABC approach.  Your real estate agent will be involved with you all along the way.  Your agent will ask the right questions, provide additional information and work with you to make this complicated process as stress free as possible!

When you are ready to buy or sell in Viera Florida,  let's get together and discuss how I can work for you!

Gary L. Waters PLLC, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida serving Florida's Space Coast including the cities and communities of Melbourne, Viera, Rockledge, Suntree, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and the surrounding region.

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