Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a veteran homeowner, understanding the home buying process is a rewarding experience. It’ll calm any home-owning fears you might have and it’ll explain what factors go into play when you decide to purchase a new property. So, with this quick guide, I want to personally help you understand how: a real estate agent can help you, what price range you should look at, and what your last steps should be to buying a house.
First Steps: Where to Start
Most people come to me with a list of houses they want to look at, and though there’s nothing wrong with that, sometimes I come across interested buyers who can’t afford the home of their “dreams.” It’s never a pleasurable experience explaining to someone they have been rejected on their mortgage loan. To make sure you are setting yourself up for success, talk to a mortgage lender and get pre-approved for a loan. This will give you a ballpark estimate of what price range you should be looking at.
To get started on the right foot (for buying a house), here’s my suggested list of first 7-steps you should take:
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