Buying your first home has never been more exciting then right now. If you need help with any step along the way, please let us come along side you.
TIPS for First Time Buyers
You will want to get your finances organized and in order before embarking on your home search. This involves getting a copy of your credit report and knowing all your income, debts and what others know about you before you even set foot in a lender's office. You don't want any surprises there.
Once you sit down with a lender you will want a pre-approval letter. This will help when submitting offers to sellers. They know you have already done the financing homework and are seriously ready to buy.
Get a buyers agent. There is that old saying "Buyer Beware". This can literally be the case with home buyers. First time homebuyer especially can be confused and this is not the time to go blindly into a legal transaction. ALSO - We stress not having the listing agent be your agent as well. Remember, they are working for the seller for the sole goal of getting that home sold. Their first priority is to the seller not you. Having a buyers agent working only on your side will ensure your interests are kept confidential and top priority.
ALSO - IT COST BUYERS NOTHING TO USE A BUYERS AGENT! - A buyers agent commission comes from the seller and not you. So there really is nothing to lose.
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