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Homebuyer's Guide To Calculate The Value Of A Home
First time home buyers can make the task of finding the right home for sale a lot less complicated by having an awareness of the steps in the home buying process. Once you get to know these easy steps, you will be able to make the best new home purchase to suit your needs and budget. Valuation of the home or determining what the home is worth from your perspective is one of the most important steps in the home buying process.

In the book "Home Buying for Dummies", expert authors Eric Tyson and Raymond Brown specified that the true value of the home does not only consist of the price. Since value depends on the individual,identifying the elements that you would want to have in your new home can make the search among the many homes for sale a lot easier. The true value of the home is based on what it is worth to you and the benefits that you will get from investing in that piece of real estate property.

When you begin the valuation process of any of the homes for sale, the first step that you can take is to review its actual dollar cost and compare it to the other homes for sale in the same neighborhood. This can be done by studying the MLS listings of the area and discovering how much the seller had paid for the home, if possible. Finding out how much was paid will give you a baseline amount to use in your assessment, whether or not it is lower or higher than the seller's current asking price. Other factors that you have to take into consideration is when the seller had bought the home because if more that 3 years has elapsed, an estimate based on the purchase price will no longer be accurate.

The second thing a home buyer must find out is if there are any repairs that need immediate attention and how much it will cost. The cost of repairing the home may have been factored into the asking price. If it was not, a home buyer needs to be aware of what they may have to spend for when they buy that home for sale.

The third step in determining the value of the home is to project what it may be worth in three years, ten years or twenty years. Is the home located in a brand new subdivision or an historic part of town? What is the average appreciation value of the home year to year in that particular neighborhood? The appreciation value may be a powerful 'pull factor' for a particular property, especially if you are a first time homebuyer in a buyer's market.

There are several factors to consider when you are looking at different properties and exploring various neighborhoods as a first time homebuyer. The true value of your home goes well beyond the asking price because you need to take into consideration how much of the home needs to be repaired, what the biggest benefits of living in a particular neighborhood are, and what the property will be worth in a few years. Take the time to learn about the price history and general market appreciation (or deprecation) rates in your neighborhood so that you can make a well-informed financial investment as a first time homebuyer.

About the Author: Alexandria P. Anderson is an Minnetonka Real Estate agent that helps people to find and purchase Minnetonka Homes and properties in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.

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