First Time Buyer Tips
Buying a home for the first time can be exciting and a little scary too. If you have never bought real estate before the whole process seems a bit overwhelming. But armed with the right knowledge and know-how, you can tackle the purchase with confidence.
Some tips to keep in mind when buying for the first time.
Get your finances in order
If it's been a while since you ordered a copy of your credit report or maybe never have done it, now is the time. You don't want to be sitting with a lender learning things you didn't know at the same time they are. You want to be well informed of all your debts, liabilities, assets and credit reports. Fix any mistakes and take care of any old debt that can hinder your purchase. [our affiliate in Ossipee Lake Real estate has an excellent finance article]
Save some money
Its is always better to buy a home with money down. This keeps your rates lower and your payments less. But this is not always easy to do. At the vest least, having a reserve fund set up for expenses such as earnest money and inspections costs help ease the stress of buying much more than trying to come up with funds at the last minute. Having $1000 ready is about minimum. $5000 is usually a really good position to be in. Talk to your lender about what can work for your situation.
Have an inspection!
We can't stress this enough. You can buy a home without one, but remember, this is your largest purchase and biggest investment. It really pays to know as much about it as possible. A good inspector can tell you when things will need replacing in the future so you can start saving for those items as well.
With these 3 tips in mind, you can head out in the real estate world with confidence and knowledge. The more times you buy real estate, the better you get at it, so even if this isn't your first time, you know from past experiences that these steps make a world of difference.
Contact us anytime to get started on the home buying process. We can help you get into the home of your dreams!
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