How to get the most out of your real estate transaction.
I hope your Real Estate search will be fun and helpful.
Common search criteria is…
- Size of home in Square foot or lot size based on acreage
- Bedrooms and baths
- Garage capacity
- Lot size or acreage with or without irrigation water
Take a look at our office listings first as we have many more details on these properties vs. the standard MLS listings. HOWEVER, we can get you this same in-depth detail on any listing, just let me know if need this detail.
Good deals are not listed in the MLS as “good deals” you do need someone on the ground here in Montrose to find those for you.
Foreclosed properties It is often hard to determine if a property has been foreclosed on when searching the MLS. Sometimes in the owner information column it will identify a bank or finance company as owner. If you can not find the owner information, then we can help you find these properties.
Areas of Montrose County and the city can be viewed via a map associated with a search, very helpful you want to locate or search a particular area.
In searching by price, usually you can search at least 3% to 7% higher than your comfortable price range as sellers may come down this much or provide assistance on closing costs.
You can find out what percentage homes are selling for by looking at our Market trends page, very helpful!!
Try to find out what the neighborhood looks like. Price may be good but the location could be the pits. Location, location, location.
Pre-qualify for a Mortgage Loan
We recommend that before you even start looking for a house, you visit your mortgage banker of choice, and find out what price range home you can afford. This will save you time and also position yourself much better as a buyer.
Your mortgage banker is the expert on determining a figure for you, so please ask them. They will be happy to take your information and check your income/debt ratio to qualify you for a certain mortgage amount. Within about an hour, they can qualify you at the exact price of a home with the monthly payment amount that you can afford. You may be surprised to see how much home you really can afford. For a quick estimate, check out the Calculator provided by Realtor.com (opens in a new tab/window).