Zillow Advice: Buying Process - When to start looking for a home to buy if my desired moving date is mid September? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate No, it is not to early. Aside ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ No, it is not to early. Aside from finding the home you want, you also have the under contract period where you do your inspections and what not. Starting the process now would make it much less stressful and you will be under much less pressure. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ 2013-08-22T14:47:00Z It's not too early because ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ It's not too early because you never know how long it takes for you to find "the one". You don't want to wait and be rushed to buy. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ 2013-08-22T13:07:00Z Now! &nbsp;Inventory is low, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ Now! &nbsp;Inventory is low, prices are rising, as are interest rates. &nbsp;It is turning into a seller's market. &nbsp;Use a strong agent who knows the area to get you the best property for your money. &nbsp;I would be glad to speak with you regarding your real estate needs. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ 2013-08-22T00:35:00Z It could actually be too ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ It could actually be too late depending on your budget. It took me a year and a half to find my own house in Weston with a 500K budget. But, don't go out there now and buy the first house you find or you may regret it later. Get with an agent that knows the city and its neighborhoods. To save money and expedite the process we take care of your pre-approval, mortage loan, title and full real estate service - you can save thousands. Wed, 22 May 2013 04:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ 2013-05-22T04:26:00Z This is tough to time exactly ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ This is tough to time exactly but I would definitely start your exposure by contacting an agent and visiting homes now.<br/>Many do want to have the move complete by the time school starts so you might need to compromise on a mid-lateAugust closing Wed, 15 May 2013 19:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ 2013-05-15T19:53:00Z I would start looking as ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ I would start looking as soon as possible for multiple reasons:<br/><br/>1. it may take a while to find the ideal home.<br/>2. You may not get your offer accepted on your first set of homes.<br/>3. Lenders are taking a longer period of time to close on loans, so you don't want to get stuck with nowhere to live.&nbsp; Wed, 15 May 2013 17:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ 2013-05-15T17:56:00Z Hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ Hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent in your area. &nbsp;You can get a referral at www.naeba.org. &nbsp;They will be able to advise you. Wed, 15 May 2013 17:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ 2013-05-15T17:07:00Z I would recommend finding ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ I would recommend finding a Buyers Agent to work for you and is familiar with your area. &nbsp;Make sure they are Full Time and have experience. &nbsp;Ask questions about their experience levels.&nbsp;<br/><br/>If you lived around the Houston area, I would advise that once a contract is executed on a home (Signed off and agreed upon by all parties), the process would take 30-45 days. &nbsp;There is no harm is getting a general idea of where you would like to live in terms of communities, so you could check out available inventory of homes. &nbsp;With our current Market Conditions and the rapid pace of homes selling, I would advise that right now is a little early. &nbsp;(I'm not familiar with your area so homes may or may not be moving as fast)<br/><br/>If you are merely wanting to time everything just right, make sure you have a contract in place on a home by August 1. &nbsp;Hope this info helps. &nbsp;Best of Luck<br/><br/> Wed, 15 May 2013 14:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ 2013-05-15T14:10:00Z Now is a good time to start ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ Now is a good time to start looking for a home.&nbsp; September 14th, 2013 is only 4 months away.&nbsp; It will take you at least 30 days to buy a house, and that is ambitious if you are financing.&nbsp;<br/><br/>You can always write up an offer with a closing date in August, or September as well.&nbsp; Some sellers want to sell now, but a closing less than 4 months away is not uncommon.<br/><br/>You do not want to have to rush to find a home, and inventory is low in our market, so I'd get on it right away.<br/><br/>Get your financing in order first (pre-approval from a bank or lender), and then call a realtor and get out there!<br/><br/>Good luck. Wed, 15 May 2013 14:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-to-start-looking-for-a-home-to-buy-if-my-desired-moving-date-is-mid-September/492398/ 2013-05-15T14:06:00Z