First Time Home Buyers
The Road to Home Ownership
Your first home.
No matter your age, the idea of buying your first home is exciting and possibly terrifying. As a first time home buyer, you have probably thought of just what YOUR dream home will have. Will it have a modern kitchen? Stainless steel appliances? Granite counter tops?
While your buyer’s agent doesn’t want to curb your enthusiasm, it is incumbent upon us to educate you about the whole home buying process.
Take advantage of our no obligation First Time Home Buyer Consultation
A first time buyer consultation will give you and your potential buyer’s agent a chance to discuss your “must-haves” (e.g., distance from work, number of bedrooms/bathrooms), “should-haves”, and the “wish list”. During this process, we get to know you and you get to know us. In the end, buying a home is a compromise between what you would ideally want, and choices that are within your budget.
Getting a Mortgage?
The first step in this process is to get a pre-approval for a mortgage. This allows you to plan your home budget accordingly, so you are financially comfortable when you purchase. In addition, it gives you time to understand your options and weigh them out from a mortgage perspective. There are many options when it comes to home loans, and it is important to choose the right program for your situation, as all our situations are all unique. It's not a “one size fits all” formula. For example, there are adjustable rate mortgages, conventional mortgages, FHA, VA, MA, US loan programs and more.
So where do you start?
Start with your REALTOR, who works with mortgage professionals everyday, as they can guide you to the best lender for your situation. Not all lenders are the same. Sometimes a bank is the best fit; sometimes it is a mortgage broker. Your situation is unique, just like you as an individual, are a unique person.
Do not overlook your Credit Score.
An important item first time home buyers overlook when looking for a mortgage is Credit Scores. It’s important to work with a knowledgeable, experienced REALTOR, as we will help match you with a mortgage representative that specializes in your type of financing needs. It is beneficial to prepare ahead of time, and an experienced mortgage broker can give you advice on the steps you need to know to increase your Credit Scores and work towards a common goal.
Did you know your interest rate varies greatly and is dependent heavily on your Credit Score? Sure. But did you also know with a few simple tips, you can increase your credit score?* This could result in saving thousands over the life of your loan.
Do not overlook your Credit Score.
We will guide you start to finish.
We at Property Cape Cod Real Estate are experienced agents who can guide and advise you through your transaction from start to finish. We have resources for lenders, home inspectors, pest inspectors, septic systems, and all types of tradespeople.
Our philosophy is to share our knowledge and experience, and we honor the opportunity to be a part of making your dream come true. Home ownership is not only a great investment, but it is a big accomplishment that is truly fulfilling. Nothing compares to having a home that is all yours!
Let's get ready to go home shopping! Call or email today for a complimentary home buyer’s consultation.
*Disclaimer: This is all complimentary advice, and while we believe all information to be correct, the information provided is only for general informational purposes, and should not be construed as legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel and we assume no legal responsibility for accuracy.