First-Time Home Buyers

Whether you’re eager and excited or nervous and not entirely convinced that buying a home is the right move for you, this this web guide aims to help you figure it out.

Buying a home can be exciting, scary, and stressful for anyone but especially if you’re going from renting (or living with family) to buying a home. I’d rather it be more exciting than scary or stressful for you. It really doesn’t have to be scary or stressful, but it is for people who don’t know what to expect.

No, it’s not as easy as some people think, but it’s not hard either...as long as you go about it knowledgeably.

Nowadays, there’s lots of information easily available out there. However, the information can be either too basic (like an infographic) or overly complex (with too much industry jargon). In addition, much of what’s out there lacks some of the finer details that I think buyers should know but isn’t often spoken or written about — and even many agents overlook it or don’t discuss it with their clients.

Even when an agent does think to bring up some of what we’ll get into in this guide, it can be taken the wrong way by a client in the moment. It sometimes comes across as the agent trying to convince them to do something or not do something for their own personal gain. This can lead a homebuyer to ignore even the best information and insight they could hope for.

Which is why I created this guide…

...to give you the insight in an objective way, so you:

  • Can think through important things ahead of time.
  • Know the things you should do, and do them at the right times, before and during the process of buying a home to make it as smooth, successful, and enjoyable a process as possible.
  • Will expect some issues and feelings that may occur during the process so you’ll be okay if they occur and know what to do when they come up.
  • Ask further questions that come up while you read this guide. (Yes, I’m totally approachable; I’m not just some famous internet realtor! Ha! So give me a call or shoot me an email, and I’ll be glad to answer any questions or concerns you might have.)

So, without further ado, let’s get you moving from being a renter to a homeowner!

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Preface: First Time Home Buyer's Guide: part 1 of 15

Where's Your Horse: First Time Home Buyer's Guide Page 2 of 15

Don't Sweat the Small ___: First Time Home Buyer's Guide: part 3 of 15

You Deserve Some Credit, If . . .First Time Home Buyer's Guide: part 4 of 15

Are You Gifted?  First Time Home Buyer's Guide: part 5 of 15

Speaking of Parents . . . First Time Home Buyer's Guide: part 6 of 15