First-Time Home Buyers

If you’re buying a home for the first time, the decision can be daunting.
But it doesn’t have to be disheartening or unnerving … and the AGENT JACK team can help you take the stress out of the process.

If you think you are ready, think again. No stone should be left unturned when making the leap into home ownership. Preparation is everything.

Do your research. An AGENT JACK team member can be there for you.

As a general rule of thumb, these tips can be adhered to:

  1. Timing is everything:  Before you do anything, make sure your finances are in order. This step cannot be understated. Our professionals can assist you.
  2. Stick to the plan: The budget should be adhered to. Don’t vary from what you can afford.
  3. Finding the right fit: If you bring in an AGENT JACK team member, then you are well on your way to finding a home that’s best for you. We’ll guide you toward realistic goals.
  4. Monitoring mortgages: Again, perform due diligence. Make sure you understand all your lending options, rates and policies. Then pick the one that best suits your situation.
  5. Third-party assessments: You’ll need to recruit an appraiser who will provide you with trustworthy information on the value of a home. Then get an inspector to check out the condition of the home and estimate what, if any, new construction or renovations will be needed. This step is crucial and can save you from unnecessary financial heartache down the line.
  6. Pick legal representation carefully: Whether enlisting a notary or lawyer to go over legal documents, it’s crucial that person is a real estate specialist. They will be able to authenticate the deal.
  7. Keep your eyes open: There are always additional costs, so make sure you know about any fees needed to close the sale.

For more information, please contact us today