Home Buying: Introduction

Buying a new home can seem like a daunting task. It will most likely be one of the largest investments you will ever make. When it comes to starting the process of purchasing a home, there are several things that you need to ask yourself and options that need to be considered. For example:

  • Hiring a real estate agent
  • The costs and rewards of homeownership
  • Deciding how much home to buy
  • Preparing your finances
  • Finding the right lender/loan program
  • Shopping for homes
  • Choosing the right community/lifestyle
  • Advantages an disadvantages of new homes and existing homes
  • Making an offer
  • Steps of a typical transaction
  • Who pays for what?
  • Moving day

Over the next couple of weeks, I am planning on covering most of these topics for you. In the hopes that you are able to gain a greater understanding and to become comfortable with the whole home purchasing process.