Nothing is more exciting than being a first time home buyer. Nothing can be more frustrating than driving around town becoming an official: “lookie lou” wasting gas and time, and having no clue about the “nuts and bolts” of buying a home. To avoid any further frustration, you need to grab a parachute labeled , Realtor® and let them handle all the “what if’s” while you make the transition from a “lookie lou” to a “supervisor.”
That said, as a first time home buyer “supervisor” you’ll need to look for the caution signs in terms of using a Realtor® .
Your dream of home ownership is at stake so make sure you hire one you can work with, as well as one who’ll listen to your needs and desires. One who has experience, is persistent but polite, and recognizes your comfort zone. Knowing the area where you have chosen to buy helps. The key word here is interview.
Be sure that your Realtor® understands mortgage financing to insure you are presented with the best mortgage financing options for your needs. Not all home loans are the same and many financing programs come with extra benefits for first time home buyer. Continue reading