Buying a house for the first time is a big and important decision in your life. As someone who represents you and looks out for your best interest, I would be here to guide you through every step of the way. At times, buying a home can be a very stressful. Many people don't know what to expect or where to start. Some quick tips I can provide you as you begin your search are below.
1) Find an agent you'd like to work with.
There are many different ways to find an agent. Possibly, the best way is to ask your family and friends for a referral of someone they have used. You can also check online or even a local real estate office. Make sure that you find someone who you can relate to and that you feel comfortable to work with.
2) Get your financing in order.
Ask your agent or go to your home branch to find someone to get you pre-approved. I cannot stress that this is possibly the most important thing to start with. There is no point in looking for your first home without knowing what the bank with lend you. The last thing you'd want is to find your dream home assuming that you can afford it and the bank tell you that you cannot afford that price point.
3) Location, location, location
Sometimes the area that you'd like to live in might be out of financial reach. When choosing the area you'd like to live in, make sure that it can fall within your budget. If you are unsure or are open to where where you'd live, ask your agent where they would recommend you search that can possibly fit within your budget.
Buying a home doesn't have to be a difficult and stressful process. If you'd like to meet to go over the process and need someone to work with, contact me.