Thinking about buying on Amelia Island?

Start by just dreaming!

When you decide to make a move to Amelia Island and start looking for a house that is perfect for you and your family, it’s a good idea to prepare a list of all your needs, wants, and don’t-wants. Yes, an open mind is helpful when shopping for a house, but you don’t need to compromise on the things you truly care about. Prioritize your top 5 “must-have” qualities in a home, your top 5 “like to have” qualities, and your top 5 “we absolutely don’t want” qualities, and send the list to us before we go house shopping with you. We will be able to quickly eliminate homes that don’t fit your needs and wants, and also be able to spot the homes that deserve some greater attention.  Have questions about Amelia Island, the neighborhoods and lifestyles? Just ask us!

Finances, Finances, Finances

When you are buying a home, you may be thinking “location, location, location” (which is always a good thing!), but before you can start having fun shopping around, you have to do a little work to get yourself ready financially. If you aren't planning to pay all cash, begin your home-buying process by making sure your credit report and credit score are in top shape.  We can fill you in on how to do that and put you in touch with some great lenders who can pre-qualify you. That will help you determine exactly what you can afford and put you ahead of the game when you decide to make an offer!    

Picture Yourself

Before you buy a home, you may do a lot of daydreaming about what life there will be like, relaxing by the pool or kayaking off of your private dock. But to know what it will really be like, you’ll have to picture yourself doing the everyday things. How close are neighborhood stores and restaurants? What sounds will you be falling asleep to at night? Can you picture yourself hosting Thanksgiving at the beach or an oyster roast in your backyard? Can you walk to the beach or the historic district? These are questions you’ll want to answer before you make an offer.  And, we can help... we know the island and can help you pick the perfect location for your lifestyle!

So, you've found "The One"

The offer is critical and we will arm you with all of the market data you need to help you win the deal! Negotiation is key and we are experts... And once you are under contract, we assist through the inspection and any further negotiations.  We are on your side to make sure you are protected! 

Make a Moving Checklist

It's now time to take that dream house you've found, move in and make it a Dream Home. We help make the process as stress-free and organized as possible by starting early and keeping close tabs on the details. We have a big list of contractors, movers and cleaners that can help with anything you need.  Let us help... we can take the stress out of your move or at least help to reduce it!

 

Contact us today to start your search! 

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joan.ameliarealty@gmail.com

904-310-0748 Office

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