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How to Prepare for a New Home in the New Year

December 16, 2023
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Are you planning to shop for new homes in Battle Ground WA in the coming year? Get started now if you want to buy a new home in 2024! Here are some steps to take before you purchase a new home next year:

  • Prepare financially. Pay down as much debt as you can and make sure you pay your bills on time. These steps will help maintain or improve your credit rating. A higher credit score can snag you a lower interest rate on your mortgage.
  • Save or add to your down payment. In addition, set aside some money for closing costs, furniture and moving expenses. To make faster progress, consider starting a side hustle or selling unneeded items.
  • Decide what kind of house you want. What are your must-haves? What’s on your wish list? Write your must-have list in order of importance. That way you can see what you’re willing to give up in order to gain something more important or useful to you.
  • Start scouting. Consider factors like commute, school districts, and distance to your favorite stores and restaurants. Check builder websites and real estate listings to see what’s on the market in your price range. If you’re interested in houses in a new home community, make an appointment to visit the model home and tour the community. Talk with the builder’s representative about the type of home you have in mind as well as your budget and timeline.
  • Consider an inventory home. Purchasing an inventory home will get you into the community faster than building a home from scratch. The tradeoff is that some design decisions will likely already be made, so you can’t make major changes once construction is underway. You may be able to choose options if the house is not yet completed.

Pacific Lifestyle Homes can help you get into a new home in the new year! We have presale homes available in Cedar Heights and Cedars Landing in Battle Ground WA.

The Cedar Heights presale home is about 2,000 square feet and has 2-3 bedrooms, 2-3.5 baths and a 2-car garage. Options include a den, workshop and second floor bonus room. This home is available for $599,000.

Cedars Landing presale homes start in the mid $800s. They are single-level designs with or without an optional second-floor bonus room.

Call Pacific Lifestyle Homes today at 877-500-5675 to learn more about our available presale homes in Battle Ground WA.

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