When Can I House Shop?

Looking to buy a home? Congratulations! Let’s talk about when you can start shopping for houses (and what you need to do before you start looking for homes) in this video, “When Can I House Shop?”:

How Early Should You Start Shopping for a House?

So what do you need to do before you start looking for homes? You need to get pre-approved! Get pre-approved for a loan so that you know exactly what your budget is before you look at houses. This may not always be realistic as it’s easy to house hunt on your phone, or go to open houses, but knowing what you are approved for will help you during your search for a home. It’s best to get pre-approved first and then shop for houses so that you don’t get disappointed if you find a home you love that’s out of your price range. 

It can take a few days to weeks to get pre-approved, then you need to give yourself time to find a home, and keep in mind that the closing process usually takes 30 days (although you can talk to your real estate agent about other options). So give yourself plenty of time to buy a home!

More Common Questions about Buying A Home

As you probably already know there is a lot to the homebuying process. If you have more questions about buying or building a house, don’t worry! We have a list of common questions that homebuyers have HERE

If you don’t see your question on this list, then please reach out! I would love to answer all of your buying questions. 

Want more information? Download my Homebuyers Guide: Homebuyers Guide

If you’re a first time home buyer, download this Buyers Guide: First Time Homebuyers Guide 

Do You Have More Questions About Buying a House in Birmingham, AL?

Now you know how important it is to get pre-approved before you start looking at houses.There’s a lot to the homebuying process, so make it easier on yourself and have an expert real estate agent guide you through the process. If you’re looking to buy or build a home in the Greater Birmingham, Alabama area, let me help you. If you’re new to the Birmingham area or looking to relocate to Birmingham, Alabama, please feel reach out to Dianna Howell with The Howell Group: 205-568-5435 or dianna.howell@kw.com 

For information on Pelham, Alabama or Birmingham in general, contact real estate agent Dianna Howell, a top buyers agent in the Birmingham, Alabama area. 

Visit our website for more information on the Birmingham area: https://diannahowellrealtor.com/category/lifestyle/ 

🔑🏡 Want to learn more about the buying process? Then read this article for 6️⃣ easy tips: Six tips to Buying a Home 

📕 Read more about the Birmingham area in this post: Relocating to Birmingham, Alabama

I have plenty of resources and information to provide including my expert help. Call me today and let’s get started on the search for your new home, whether you want to buy or build! 


Dianna Howell

The Howell Group of Keller Williams in the Birmingham Alabama area

Top Birmingham Real Estate Agent