How To Buy A Home In 3 Easy Steps!

Jason Giomboni Team Homeowner

3 Keys To Your 2024 Homeownership Goals

Ready to buy or sell in 2024? Today’s market requires understanding, purpose, and expert partnership to bring your vision to life.

The economy impacts housing and finances. Don’t just focus on the market, focus on your needs for a smart decision.

Here’s How to Get Started:


Define Your Why:

  • Changing Needs: Has your family grown, or are you downsizing? Do you need more space, a different layout, or accessibility features your current home doesn’t offer?
  • Lifestyle Shifts: Do you want a shorter commute, a home with a yard, or to be closer to schools and amenities? Are you drawn to a specific neighborhood’s vibe?
  • Future Plans: Are you expecting life changes like a new job, retirement, or caring for aging family members? How will your housing needs evolve in the next few years?
  • Investment Goals: Are you looking to build equity, move into a larger home, or potentially own a rental property?
  • Emotional Connection: Does your current home spark joy or frustration? A new space can provide a fresh start and enhance your sense of well-being.

Your reason is your guidepost – we’ll help you make it count. Understanding your “why” helps us tailor our search and find a home that truly supports your goals and aspirations.

Picture Your Next Home:

  • Must-Haves vs. Nice-to-Haves: Separate your absolute necessities (e.g., number of bedrooms, yard size, garage) from features that would be bonuses (granite countertops, finished basement).
  • Location, Location, Location: Do you prioritize proximity to work, schools, or specific amenities? Are you willing to compromise on home features for the perfect neighborhood?
  • New vs. Old: Are you drawn to the charm of an older home or the convenience of a new build? Be realistic about potential renovation costs vs. move-in readiness.
  • Style Preferences: Do you envision a cozy bungalow, a modern townhome, or a spacious ranch? Understanding your aesthetic helps narrow the field.
  • The Feel Factor: How do you want your new home to feel? Open and airy? Warm and inviting? Imagine daily life there to pinpoint the right vibe.

Inventory is growing, but options remain limited. Prioritize what matters most in your new home. We’ll zero in on essentials while respecting your budget.

Assess Your Readiness:

  • Get Financially Savvy: Beyond a down payment, calculate closing costs, moving expenses, and any potential renovations for a realistic picture of the upfront costs. (Check Out This Post On How To Save For Your Down Payment And Down Payment Assistance Programs!)
  • Your Monthly Budget: Will the new mortgage payment, property taxes, and insurance comfortably fit into your budget? Consider if higher utility costs or HOA fees might be a factor.
  • Understand Your Credit: Your credit score impacts interest rates. Take time to improve it if needed before applying for a mortgage.
  • Selling and Buying: If selling your current home, what’s its realistic market value? Factor in the potential timeline for selling and the process of buying simultaneously.
  • The Emotional Side: Are you ready for the logistical and sometimes stressful aspects of a move? Having a contingency plan (e.g., temporary housing) reduces pressure.

A clear financial picture is key. We’ll connect you with local lenders for pre-approval, down payment plans, or help you evaluate the equity in your current home.

We’ll Navigate the Process With You

Buying or selling can be complex. Don’t feel overwhelmed – our team will streamline the steps and provide the market insights you need.

The housing market is constantly evolving. Interest rates, inventory levels, and economic conditions can change quickly. That’s why staying updated on the latest trends is essential to position yourself well. Our team monitors the pulse of the Luzerne County and Lackawanna County markets daily, ensuring you always have the most accurate information to make informed decisions.

Time is on your side, regardless of whether you’re buying or selling. Jumping in without preparation can be costly. A well-thought-out strategy, even if it takes a few months to develop, will set you up for long-term success. We’ll work with your timeline to design the optimal plan.

Homeownership, whether it’s your first home or your fifth, is an investment in your future. It provides stability, the opportunity to build wealth, and a place to create lasting memories. Choosing the right home in the right location is crucial for maximizing that investment’s potential.

Don’t underestimate the emotional side of buying or selling a home. Excitement and anxiety often go hand-in-hand. We understand the human element of real estate and will be there to offer support and guidance every step of the way.

From the first consultation to closing day (and beyond!), the Jason Giomboni Team is dedicated to exceeding your expectations. Our goal is to make your real estate journey smooth, successful, and aligned with your unique needs.

The Bottom Line

Let’s make your 2024 homeownership goals happen. Contact the Jason Giomboni Team to start planning your move in Luzerne County Lackawanna County, Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Hazleton, Mountain Top, Dallas, Kingston and beyond!