There’s no doubt about it, moving is stressful. As you sit among boxes and to-do lists, it’s easy to feel completely overwhelmed with the planning of your PCS move, especially with the day-to-day stress of military life. Read on for handy tips for navigating the home-buying process. These tips will help you frame your move to Colorado Springs in a positive and easy-to-manage way.
Planning to Buy Your Home in Colorado SpringsThe first step in the process is determining where in Colorado Springs you want to live. Since you most likely have never been to the area, it’s hard to know where to start. Choosing the right real estate team to guide you to the best neighborhood, and ultimately the right home, is very important.
Many first-time visitors are surprised to find out that there are 16 unique areas in the region, each with a distinctive personality. In addition, the proximity to your assigned base is a huge factor in planning your home search.
So how can you narrow down your search?
- Visit in Person: Planning a visit prior to your assignment is the best way to become familiar with Colorado Springs. Visiting in person allows you to explore the natural beauty of the region and figure out which of the 16 areas is the best fit for you and your family.
- Take a Virtual Tour: Due to financial and time constraints, visiting prior to your PCS move may not be possible. However, using technology, you can go on virtual tours of neighborhoods. Regional experts can guide you to the areas that are near your assigned base and have what you are looking for in a home.
Understanding the Home-Buying ProcessFinding the perfect home is something to celebrate. However, it is only the beginning of the home-buying process. The actual purchase can be overwhelming and confusing. Military relocation experts can guide you through the entire process from start to finish. In addition, it’s critical that you work with a real estate team that is willing to teach you about each step as you move through the home-buying process. From guiding you through the VA loan process to educating you about what happens once you’re under contract, you should feel confident and comfortable with every step of the home-buying process.
Your PCS TimingIt is also important to work with military relocation experts that are willing to move at YOUR pace. If you want to have a home waiting for you upon your arrival, you need a team that will make that happen. Or maybe you’re planning to stay with friends or relatives or have temporary housing and prefer to begin the home-buying search after you’ve moved to the Colorado Springs area. Whether things happen sooner or later, it’s your call. Your real estate team should follow your lead and get you into your new home on your time table.
Click here for Colorado Springs Military Homes to begin helping you find your perfect home. Or give Julie a call to chat about your PCS move to Colorado Springs. She and the rest of the Colorado Springs Military Homes team are looking forward to answering any questions you may have about making Colorado Springs your new home!