Useful Advice 23 January 2023

Ten Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Purchasing a home can be overwhelming, especially for first-time buyers. In this post,  I’ll share ten tips for smoothing the process.

  • Review your credit score before applying for a mortgage.
  • Save for a down payment to increase the chances of mortgage approval and lower monthly payments.
  • Get pre-approved for a mortgage to understand how much you can afford to spend.
  • Make a list of what you need and want in a home to narrow your search.
  • Research housing market prices, property types, and neighbourhoods.
  • Hire a real estate agent to help you navigate the process and negotiate on your behalf.
  • Get a home inspection before making an offer.
  • Understand closing costs and factor them into your budget.
  • Be prepared to act fast in a competitive housing market.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions and make an informed decision.

Buying a home can be complex, but following these tips can increase your chances of finding the perfect home and make the process smoother. Take your time, do your research, and consult with professionals.

Jodi Bernard