First Time Home Buyer Tips

The prospect of buying your first home can be an exciting and scary venture. With an experienced Raleigh Realtor, you can make an informed decision and have an advocate on your side throughout the process.

The initial and most important step in buying your first home is hiring a Raleigh Buyer’s Agent. A Buyer’s Agent is a licensed real estate agent that you hire, at no cost to yourself, to represent your best interest in a real estate transaction. They help you with all of the crucial steps in buying your first home such as recommending a lender, researching property histories, negotiating the offer, scheduling your inspections and coordinating your closing. With a qualified realtor by your side, buying your first home will be a breeze.

After securing your relationship with a Buyer’s Agent, you will need to get pre-qualified to purchase a home. Your agent will recommend a trustworthy lender which is a great resource for you as the buyer. The lender will get some personal information and let you know exactly what price range of home you and your agent should be looking for. Once your budget has been established, the fun of house shopping begins!

Keep in mind that looking for your first home is a huge decision. Most long-term wealth is tied in to investment choices in real estate. Your agent should make sure you are making the very best decision in regards to your long term appreciation possibilities. Factors such as school systems, highway accessibility, crime rate and general location are all important things to take in to consideration when purchasing your first home.

If I can be of assistance with your first home purchase in Raleigh, please contact me to schedule a free consultation.

January 14th, 2011 by Amy Tortorella

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