How to score your dream house!

The ultimate guide to striking while the iron is hot

4339 Clagett Road, University Park, 4 beds, 2 full baths, 2 half baths

photo courtesy Bright MLS


When this beautiful house hit the market in University Park, my phone started ringing off the hook! It had everything: size, charm, impeccable condition....it is the kind of house that people wait years to find.


People were clamoring to tour the house! Including our clients who ultimately wrote the winning offer that beat all of the competition.


Our clients had been touring houses for years, patiently waiting for the house that ticked all the boxes. But patience was not enough for them to leap into action when the right house appeared. They were prepared for everything they needed to write a bullet-proof offer and won.


You too can be ready to buy the right house at the right time by following these three key pieces of advice:


1. Talk to a mortgage professional


You need to know your options. Right now, it is nearly impossible to buy a house anywhere along the Route 1 corridor with a home sale contingency. This means that you need to be able to purchase a new house without needing to sell the house that you currently own. Find out if may be able to carry two mortgages until you can sell your house or that you will rent your current house.


2. Get ready