1. Research to decide what area you prefer to live in. There are several areas in Juan Dolio to consider for new residents and investors.
- Juan Dolio Golf properties offer plenty of green space with beautiful trees and foliage. Ask your Realtor what features and benefits are available in each of the three golf properties.
- Beach front apartments in East Juan Dolio with carefully manicured beaches are very popular and located within walking distance to Banco Popular, several restaurants, shopping areas and super markets.
- East Juan Dolio property in the 2nd tier back from the beach offer new and established apartments and homes. Most have easy access to the beach and are assessable to the restaurant business district.
- West Juan Dolio offers an even more tranquil beach front lifestyle with most business activity just a few minutes’ driving distance.
- Your Realtor should be able to provide you with information about the locations such as what properties are the easiest to maintain? Where can I find services? What areas have the best resale potential? A good Realtor should include information you may not have asked but should know about.
2. Be realistic. It’s OK to be picky, but don’t be unrealistic with your expectations. There’s no such thing as a perfect residence. Use your list of your needs and priorities as a guide to evaluate each property.
3. Get your finances in order. Review your credit report and be sure you have enough money to cover your down payment and closing costs. Then, talk to a lender and get prequalified for a mortgage. This will save you the heartache later of falling in love with a house you can’t afford.
4. Don’t ask too many people for opinions It will drive you crazy. Select one or two people to turn to if you feel you need a second opinion, but be ready to make the final decision on your own.
5. Think long term. Are you looking for a second residence , rental or investment property? This decision may dictate what type of property you’ll buy.
6. Get help from a REALTOR. Hire a real estate professional who specializes in buyer representation. Unlike a listing agent, whose first duty is to the seller, a buyer’s representative is working only for you. Buyer’s reps are usually paid out of the seller’s commission payment.
7. Confirm your REALTOR FOLLOWS A MORAL code of ethics that shall not accept any commission, rebate, or profit on expenditures made for their client, without the client’s knowledge and consent. The REALTORS shall avoid exaggeration, misrepresentation, or concealment of pertinent facts relating to the property or the transaction.
Info Provided by: Juan Dolio Real Estate.