Being a first-time home buyer is exciting! But I know it can also feel overwhelming—especially when you see homes being purchased at a median of Rs. 15,00,000 and available homes flying off the market in just three weeks. With real estate trends like those, you might be tempted to make an impulsive purchase that could hurt your financial goals and keep you paying a mortgage well into retirement. No one wants that! Trust me, you guys, it’s worth doing this the right way. And that means buying a home that you love and doesn’t hurt your future money goals. You may be thinking, Yeah, that would be great, Advisor. But where do I even start? I’m so glad you asked! I’ve put together 10 tips for first-time home buyers as they tackle the home-buying process. Put these into practice today so your first home is a blessing, not a burden.
First-Time Home Buyer Tips
1. Pay Off All Debt and Build an Emergency Fund
2. Determine How Much House You Can Afford
3. Save a Down Payment
4. Save for Closing Costs
5. Get Preapproved for a Loan
6 Find a Home for Sale in Your Price Range
7.Research Neighborhoods for Best Fit
8.Attend Open Houses and Think Long Term
9.Make a Competitive Offer (That’s Within Your Budget!)
10.Prepare for Closing
Ready to Get Started?
Your first home is a big purchase—maybe even the biggest one you’ll have ever made up to this point in your life! Because of that, you don’t want to risk messing this up. A real estate professional will take the weight off your shoulders by helping you to find a home, negotiate a deal, and see the process through until closing.Need help finding an expert you can trust with such an important purchase? Check out our Endorsed Local Provider (ELP) program. We only recommend real estate agents who close 35 home transactions per year or close more home transactions than 90% of the agents in their market (among other qualifications). Trust me, these pros are the best! Find an agent now!
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15 Questions to Ask When Buying a House To be confident on your journey to buying the home of your dreams, here are the top questions to ask when buying a house. Stay on your game with these tips!
1) What’s my housing budget?
2) How much should I save for a down payment?
3) How much are closing costs?
4) Do I need to save for moving expenses?
5) How will I furnish and decorate?
6) What’s the neighborhood like?
7) What are the schools like?
8) Is the location prone to natural disasters?
9) Any problems with the house?
10) How old is the roof?
11) How old are the appliances?
12) What’s included when I buy?
13) What are similar homes selling for?
14) What’s the reason for selling?
15) How many days has the house been on the market?