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New Home Buyer Guide

When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions!  It’s a big investment for most people.  If you are interested in receiving a detailed Guide to the Home Buying Process Click to Download .

Your First Step

Your first step to buying a home is to understand why you want to buy a home.  Are you tired of renting? Is it a desire to build equity? To raise a family? To move up to a bigger house?  Next, determine what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific and realistic. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves”. 


Figure out your preferred communities, neighborhoods and what type of recreational facilities and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment are important to you. Your most important priorities should be key considerations when figuring out where and what to buy.


Another important consideration is desired home style. Do you want an acreage, detached or attached home, bungalow, split level, two story, etc?  Do you know how much space you need? If you are going to make an error, oversize your home slightly rather than buying too small – buying too small is a very common mistake.  What type of ownership appeals to you?  Perhaps ownership in a condominium makes a lot of sense.  Or maybe not.  These are just some of the considerations when going through the Home Buying Process.

Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification

As part of determining your needs/wants, you also need to have a good understanding on what you can afford to spend.  Before embarking on a home search you should always get "pre-approved" with a financial institution.  Sellers take pre-approved buyers seriously.  As a pre-approved buyer you're able to seize great opportunites as they usually arise unexpectedly.  If you need help assessing your credit rating or with getting pre-approved, I can help you with that.  Feel free to email me at agentkchristensen@gmail.com with any questions.  

I Can Help You Find the Right Home at the Best Price

Once you are ready to start looking or need help with the buying process why not let me help you.  I'm a real estate professional and I do this everyday for a living.   I can provide you a free consultation on what the market is doing, offer up ideas to help you customize a search plan to get you the home that you are looking for.  Part of the service I provide is daily updates on all new listings that match exactly with what you are looking for in the community(s) of your choice.  My key focus is to ensure you get immediate access to all the homes that match what you are looking for in real time, before someone else  gets to it.  


Whether it's on your home computer, ipad or mobil device, you'll see homes before most other buyers even become aware of them.  Let brand new listings find you, while you tend to other matters.  Register Now.

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