First Time Home Buyers
Buying your first home is one of the most exciting, wonderful and, let’s face it, slightly scary experiences you’ll encounter in your lifetime. Now that you’ve decided owning a home is for you, here are a few points to consider:
Choose Your Area
You’ve heard the old real estate saying: “Location, location, location.” The search for your dream home starts in the right area. I specialize in homes in the San Antonio, Texas. Unfamiliar with the area? Learn more about relocating to San Antonio.
Know Your Budget
It’s no secret that buying a home is costly. I’m not only here to help you find your first home, but I can walk you through the financing process as well. I’m with you from start to finish. However, having a starting budget in mind is not only helpful, it gives me a jumping off point. Not sure what price range you’re in? Check out the mortgage calculator or http://www.mortgagecalculator.org/ and get a feel for what your dream home’s mortgage payments will look like. Want a professional opinion? I know the best mortgage companies in the San Antonio area. Let’s chat about your specific needs and find the right mortgage for you.
Budgeting doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on what you want! But it certainly helps to have a list of features you need vs. want out of your new home. Can’t live without 2 bathrooms? Make sure it’s on the top of the list. Reserve the last few items on the list for features you’re unsure about.
Buying a home for the first time is a lot to take in. Still have some questions? Drop me a line! I would love to chat and walk you through the home buying process.