How exciting to start the process of buying your own home! This is a very exciting time, but can also be scary with the fear of the unknown! Our goal is to help ease your nerves and learn the home buying steps before you hit the pavement and view some properties. The worst is when you find a home you're in love with only to find out you can't have it just yet.
1) Who is this Ryan Guy?
You're probably wondering who this Ryan guy is that we recommend for your Mortgage! Check out this video of him explaining the process of applying for a home loan and answering some questions you might be already thinking! Talking to Ryan is going to be your first step in learning what you can afford and the steps it will take to achieve your homeownership dreams.
2) The Downpayment Assistance Programs
Lots and lots of our clients have benefited from the Down Payment Assistance Programs including ourselves! Contrary to Popular Belief, these are not only for First Time Buyers. If you're planning to occupy the home, let's "taco" bout the Downpayment Assistance Grants.
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3) Buyer Cheat Sheet
A copy of our Buyer Cheat Sheet will be crucial to your home search. This has tips for what to do when preparing to buy, info about the loan programs, and a list of the home buying steps. You can use this as a checklist throughout the process to check off where you are and know what's next.
Email me for a copy of the Cheat Sheet!
4) What Costs Can I Expect?
Next up! Here is a sweet informal video from Katie Lambert, our Team Owner, about some costs to expect when buying or selling a home. The first half is geared toward home buyers. Definitely take a peek at it when you get a chance!
Closing Costs for Buyers and Sellers
5) Where to Move?
So you're ready to start looking, YAY! This link has 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Neighborhood. There are some GREAT tips here that you probably didn't think of!
Tips on Choosing a Neighborhood
JD a.k.a. Jen Duncan