Houses For Sale Near Me
There’s nothing more exciting than looking up all the hot new houses for sale near me. Sitting back with a cup of coffee and browsing through what’s available in your local market is so much fun. That said, with so many locations and directories that have homes for sale near me, it can be a bit confusing.
When I bought my house I worked with a realtor and really pounded the pavement – I didn’t have the same great tools that are available online like we do now. To start, lets use the Map results below to really hone in and find what we’re looking for.
Houses For Sale Near Me – Use Google Maps
While this is certainly not all encompassing, it will give you a starting point on where you can look to find your dream home.
Resources for finding homes for sale
Lets look at some of the other great online resources available to find your dream home.
Realtor.com – This is a great site to browse many of the listings available along with realtor profiles.
MLS.com – another great resource for those looking to find MLS listings within their local market.
The Canadian Realtor.ca – Similar to Realtor.com, but for Canada.
Viewpoint – This is a Nova Scotia only online resource for finding not only houses for sale near me, but also many great investment and rental opportunities.
ForSaleByOwner.com – and organization that helps people list and find homes that are for sale by owner, rather than realtors – many of the great gems can be found in here.
Craigslist – There are both homes for sale by owner near me on craigslist and also some great listed homes that realtors post here.
Kijiji Canada – if you’re located in Canada, you’ll be able to find some hidden gems in here.
Do I need to work with a Realtor to find a house for sale near me?
We get asked this a lot, and quite frankly with all of the access to information we have now, realtors play less and less of a role in the home buying and selling process. However, they are great for negotiating and can often save you thousands of dollars on your purchase (or sale).
While we typically recommend working with a realtor you really need to make the decision yourself.
Is it a buyers market or a sellers market?
In most urban cities it is still currently a buyers market. While it will really depend on your specific location, many cities are experiencing an increase in homes on the market and more or more people waiting to buy.
If you’re looking for some great housing market statistics, click here.
Home Buying Check List
Buying a home near you can be a daunting task. Here is a check-list for you to remember so that you always stay on top of what you need:
- 1. Find a realtor you trust and can work with well.
- 2. Develop your criteria list of things you need to have and would like to have.
- 3. Define your set budget for the home.
- 4. View many different types of homes – bungalows, cape cods, two stories, etc. so you understand the style you like.
- 5. Have a real estate lawyer lined up for when an offer goes in.
- 6. Make contact with a home inspector as well.
- 7. If you are on a well or septic field, you will need to have this inspected as well.
- 8. Offer away!
Good luck on your house search! I know that there are a lot of great houses for sale near me so hopefully you are able to find the perfect local house for your family’s needs.