Buying a home
takes some preparation whether you are a first time home buyer or not.
Some people begin years ahead of time by establishing and safeguarding
their credit, and earnestly saving money for the down-payment and closing
costs. There is no such thing as starting too early
and there is no denying that people that take the above actions will have
an advantage when they are ready to purchase a home.
regardless of your level of preparation, when you seriously want to purchase
a home, there is a free service that can lead
you through the home buying process. The service will help you analyze
your financial situation and either help you find a home that is right
for you or chart a course that can have you ready for a purchase in the
near future. That free service is a Realtor, or at least,
this Realtor - (I cannot speak for everyone.)
me emphasize that "Free" applies only to the services of the
Realtor and does not apply to charges or fees of anyone else such as
banks, mortgage companies, title companies, inspectors, appraisers,
etc., etc. And yes, there are conditions when a home buyer could become
responsible for all or a portion of the Realtor's commission. Those
conditions are not ordinary and are identified when I meet with prospective
buyers so that everyone knows and understands the process. A buyer should
not have to pay a Realtor's fee unless they knowingly make an election
to do so.
The best thing
to do when planning to buy a home is contact me.
(I do confess, my statement is somewhat biased - but with good reason.)