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What to Expect When Buying a Home During the Pandemic

October 19th, 2020

Woman searching for home during pandemic.

Everything looks so different these days. Many jobs and schools have gone virtual and wearing masks is the norm. With today’s health climate being as dire as it is, is there any way to buy a house during the pandemic? It may come as a surprise, but yes. The housing market is booming right now! So, if you’re in need of a home and a good place to shelter-in-place, our team at LamCap Partners talks through a few things that you should expect when buying a house this year:

### Virtual Tours

Due to social distancing precautions, a lot of realtors and buyers alike aren’t comfortable with touring a house in person, so they have turned to touring and showing houses virtually. The problem with virtual tours is that it can be hard to know the right questions to ask. Some important things to focus on when taking a virtual tour are:

  • The sizes of the rooms
  • The lighting the house receives
  • The state of the windows
  • How the home smells 
  • The state of the insulation 

Obviously, purchasing a home requires many more considerations than those above, but they're a good place to start.

### Think Fast

With the housing market being so hot right now, homes are going fast. If you are looking to buy one quickly, it’s important to make sure you are pre-approved for a loan so you can put a legitimate offer on a house in a timely manner. If you haven’t done this yet, call us at Lamcap Partners today and we can help you get pre-approved for a loan.

### Virtual Closing

Instead of sitting down at a closing table in the past, a lot of house closings have gone virtual as well. You might sign your documents digitally, have a video chat with a digital notary, and finalize your entire transaction entirely online. So, if this is the case, don’t be alarmed. Make sure your technology is working correctly during the time you’re trying to buy a house to make closing, tours, and house-hunting as smooth as possible. 

Now more than ever, you can be sure that technology will play a big role when trying to buy a house. Never fear, though, because our team at [LamCap Partners] (https://www.lamcap.net) is totally prepared to help you through this process. If you’re ready to make a move towards homeownership, give us a call today!