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First Time Home Buyer

Homebuyers

So you’re thinking about buying a home but have no idea where to start? How do you know if you qualify, what do you do to find out and start the process? Should you use a realtor? How much do you have to have for down payment? What are the closing costs? What else is the buyer responsible for? What does a home inspection cover and how much is it? Do I have to have inspections done? Are you looking for an agent that has connections with contractors to get updates or needed repairs done once you purchase your home? No worries, these are all normal and typical questions. I am here to help guide you and will ALWAYS look out for your best interests. Did you know my services are completely FREE to you as a home buyer?

Buying a home can be an overwhelming process. From financing to negotiating to closing, there are a lot of moving pieces that can leave home buyers bewildered.

I can help guide you through each step of the buying process, offering sound advice along the way. By working with a professional agent who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry, you’ll not only end up with a great home, but you’ll also walk away with a great experience.

One of my greatest joys as a real estate professional is handing over the keys of ownership to a first time home buyer. As an experienced agent, I understand that preparation is important to avoid missteps with that first home purchase. I’m here to help with navigating the waters of those potential missteps.

1st time home buyer

Here are some of the key areas that I can help you with:

Getting pre-approved by a lender

By providing me with some basic information about your income, savings, and debt, I can assist you in getting pre-approved by a reputable lender. The lender will then go over your financing options, what monthly payment amount you can afford, and what you can expect for down payment requirements and closing costs.

Choosing a home

For most buyers, choosing a home is an emotional process. I can assist you in this process by offering objective information about each property you look at. From local community information like schools and neighborhood information to home-specific details like condition and amenities, I can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Making an offer

Once you’ve found the home of your dreams, I will research recent comparable sales of similar homes in the area to help determine a fair selling price. Based on those comparable sales, as well as other factors like inspections and repairs, I will then help you structure an offer and negotiate to get the very best deal possible.

 

Closing

Closing, or settlement, can be a complicated process. The escrow or title company handles the closing process. Regardless of where you’re buying, I can help ensure that everything goes smoothly.

 

1st Time Home Buyer Specialist