Everyone starts their home search online. Unlike national sites like Zillow and Trulia, this site has all homes available represented by all brokers in Montgomery County. Every few minutes properties are updated directly from our local MLS – the system that real estate agents use every day to buy and sell properties. So if it’s for sale in Montgomery County, it’s here on MoCoRealEstate.com.
So where to start? You cannot buy what you cannot afford, so understanding what you’re qualified to buy is the very first step in your home search. See our guide on financing a home purchase and then speak to a loan officer. Give us a call and we can provide referrals to great local loan officers.
For most buyers, a home’s location is next place to start. Here’s a summary of affordability of places in Montgomery County. If your ideal location is driven by a desired school assignment, see home prices by school cluster.
The home that meets all of your criteria and is also in your price range doesn’t exist for most of us. With that in mind, we recommend specifying only the number of bedrooms and baths in you price range and areas of interest initially. As homes are available that meet this basic criteria, then narrow the list by specifying a home’s age, style, etc. On the other hand, if no properties are available with your basic criteria, explore other areas.
After several iterations, you’ll identify areas and neighborhoods that are a good match for your needs. Remember that we are here to help: this is what we do. Contact us anytime even if you are just starting out.