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Understanding Internet Home Buying

Posted by Veronica On November - 5 - 2014

computer-keyboard-with-a-model-houseWith so many people using the Internet today, it’s not surprising that more and more of them are looking for their next home through online channels. There are a number of sites that provide home listings, including the sites operated by individual real estate companies. Finding your next home can feel like a chore, but when you can search online and take a look at everything that’s offered in your area, it suddenly seems much easier. Don’t underestimate the power of the Internet to help you locate your next home. With so much to choose from, you can narrow your search and locate just the right thing.

Maine has many great homes to offer, but you might only want to look at a particular town or area. With online searches, you can narrow things down to the right zip code, and put in a lot of particulars that will help you avoid looking at homes that really don’t fit what you need. Nearly 90% of people who are looking for homes today use the Internet during their search. Often, it is the first way they start looking, and can be very convenient if they don’t live close by.

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Even from across the country or around the world, you can see the kinds of homes that are available and what they cost. Most of them have a lot of pictures to look through, so you can decide if the bedrooms are big enough, and whether you might need to redo the kitchen. Video is becoming popular, too. People like to “walk through” the house, and having a video of it can allow them to feel like they’re doing that through their computer. If you’re really interested in a home, pictures and video can give you a good idea of what living there will be like.

Of course, it’s not just about the home. It’s also about the location and the nearby amenities. With mapping and street view options being offered online, you can take a careful look at the homes that are closest to the one you want, see what’s across the street, and even look at a picture of the neighborhood from above. Finding out what will be close to your new home is important. For example, some people would love a park across the street where their children could play. Others would be bothered by the noise. Location is very important to being happy in your new home.

Searching for a home online isn’t going to tell you everything you need to know about a place, but it’s certainly a good start. It can help you rule out homes that just aren’t right for you, and can make the time you spend actually touring homes in person shorter and much more valuable. By working with a Realtor who’s happy to show you the homes you’ve checked out online, you can locate your next Maine place and really enjoy all it and the neighborhood around it has to offer to you and your family.


Thinking of buying or selling soon? Call me today to put a plan in motion!

Visit my web site at www.sebagolakerealtor.com to take a look at what is available for sale
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About the Author

As a broker specializing in multi-units and single family homes in Southern Maine, Veronica Schneider joined the real estate industry in August of 2004 bringing with her over eight years of experience in real estate management. You can find Veronica and Green Tree Realty on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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