Are you thinking about buying a new home, but unsure about what your first steps should be? If so, we have prepared a home buyer checklist to help you through the first steps to buying a house.
First Steps To Buying A House
1. Get Pre APPROVED – Understand what you can comfortably afford based on:
-Total Down payment
-Taxes and Insurance
-Home Owners Association if applicable
-Total monthly payment PITI (Principle, Interest, Taxes, Insurance) or PITIA (Principle, Interest, Taxes, Insurance, HOA)
2. Identify your comfort zone – Where and what you want to buy based on what you can afford
If you live in Orange County, you should have received your property assessment last month. If your assessment was beige, that means your property value is higher than it was on January 1 of this year. If your assessment form was green, that means your property value is lower than the January 1 assessment. If you disagree with your statement, you can appeal your Orange County property assessment.
Do you think your value was either too high or too low?
Can I Appeal Property Assessments?
If you don’t agree with your property assessment, here is some information about how to appeal your assessment:
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