Realtor Advice: When should you start looking at homes?
Most realtors would answer that question by saying NOW is always the best time to start purchasing a home.
However, it is always best to start looking at homes to purchase is 60-90 days before your lease expires. This gives you enough time to research all of the options that the market has to offer.
Ask yourself these 3 questions before you begin your home search:
1) What is my monthly budget?
2) Do I plan to stay in the Washington DC area for at least 2+ years?
3) What neighborhood can I see myself living?