Thursday, February 1, 2018 / by Sasha Spiegel
House hunting isn’t an obvious priority for many North Lake Tahoe vacationers. But if you love the North Lake Tahoe area and have dreamed of owning a home here, this might be the best time for you to buy. Here's a cheatsheet of helpful tips for house hunting while on vacation.
- Do Your Research: Do you want to live in a luxury home overlooking Lake Tahoe or would you rather have a condo near the slopes? When do you plan to buy? How much can you afford? What areas interest you the most?
- Find an Agent: Contact a reliable, experienced North Lake Tahoe real estate agent. Discuss in advance what you’re looking for, where you’ll be looking and your timeline. A good agent is invaluable and you want to start building a relationship with them prior to visiting the area.
- Secure a Lender: Please do not wait until you have found the perfect home to check out lending options. Securing a loan pre-approval or pre-qualification prior to looking at homes shows the seller you are serious and prepared to make the purchase.
- Relax: You’re on vacation, remember? Working with a skilled real estate agent will help mitigate the stress of the home buying process. Enjoy yourself and remember that you will soon be calling the North Lake Tahoe area home.