Pro tips from a first time homebuyer
We know that the entire home buying process is daunting, especially if you’ve never done it before.
Instead of us telling you, we asked a first time homebuyer the 5 things she wished she knew before she started the process.
Here are her answers:
1. Take Your Time Choosing A Lender (And A Loan):
Reading the fine print of every offer you receive is a must.
2. Budget For Unexpected Costs:
This may sound obvious, but plenty of first-time buyers do not fully comprehend the amount of money that is spent before getting the keys to their future homes.Reading the fine print of every offer you receive is a must.
3. There Is No Such Thing As The “Perfect Home”:
Before starting your home search, brainstorm a very detailed list of deal breakers. It might be impossible to find a home that checks off all of the boxes upfront. But as time goes on, you can check the rest of the boxes off.
4. Always Consider Return On Investment:
Don’t lose sight of the long-term investment! If and when you decide to rent or sell your first home, it is extremely valuable to consider your future buyer.
5. Pay Close Attention To The Home Inspection:
Keep this in mind: no home, no matter the age, is in perfect condition.