Buying a new home or real estate investment will be one of the most important decisions of your life. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an experienced property owner, there are many factors that will affect your decision-making process. Why am I choosing to buy a new home now? How much can I afford to spend? Is the neighborhood safe? What are the local school systems like?

Remember, you’re not just buying a new home. You’re also investing in the neighboring community. Take time to research the area. Talk to local residents. Check out the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, recreational centers, restaurants, and doctors’ offices. Before beginning the search for your new home, having a detailed plan of action will streamline the entire process while making the entire buying experience much more enjoyable.

Why am I choosing to buy a new home?

There are many reasons for buying a new home. Perhaps you’re outgrowing your current residence. Maybe you are choosing to move closer to a new employment opportunity. If you are a military family, then relocating closer to Fort Bragg may be an important consideration. Or perhaps you are simply tired of throwing your money away in rent payments to a landlord month after month.

Being clear in your reasons for wanting to buy a new home will help define the urgency in which you need to make the move. And in the long run, this can save you tens of thousands of dollars in the process.

What is my wish list?

Every aspiring homeowner has a secret wish list of special features and amenities for their perfect dream home. How many bedrooms do you need? How many bathrooms? Do you want a large backyard for the kids and pets? Or do you prefer a maintenance-free residence instead? Some people prefer carpeting in the bedrooms. Others like hardwood or tile flooring.

Before you even begin searching for a new home, take the time to sit down and write your dream home checklist. Categorize each feature or amenity based on its level of “must-have” urgency. Then share your list with our real estate specialists from Grant-Murray Homes, and let us do all the legwork.

When is the best time to buy?

Determining the best time to buy a new home will depend on many factors. With our decades of combined experience in the buying and selling of real estate in the Fayetteville, NC, and

surrounding areas, our team of top-notch realtors is always up-to-date on the current market analysis. We will evaluate the market based on recent home purchases in your preferred neighborhood for relocation and help you determine when it’s the best time to buy.

Generally speaking, a wider selection of homes tends to be for sale during the spring and summer months. For the more selective home buyer, shopping for the perfect dream home between the months of March and September may yield the best results. However, winter months like December and January can often be the perfect time to find some truly exceptional bargains, too. After all, who wants to relocate into a new home around the holidays? The team from Grant-Murray Homes will discuss your many available options and help you every step of the way.

What are my financing options?

When you choose to work with Grant-Murray Homes, we help you navigate the many available financing options for your new dream home. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a current homeowner in transition, there are always a wide variety of financing opportunities.

From fixed-rate mortgages to FHA loans and everything in between, our team of real estate financing specialists will help you save thousands of dollars in unnecessary or hidden financing costs. And with Fort Bragg so nearby, Grant-Murray Homes is your one-stop-shop for VA loans and other financing services specially designed for active and veteran military families, too.