Are You A First-Time Homebuyer?
Do you know that if you haven't owned property in the last three years, you're considered a first time buyer?
First-Time Homebuyer Video Resources
If you are a first time home buyer, here are some helpful hints and tips to learn how to avoid common mistakes when buying your first home.
- List of Needs and Wants: Make 2 lists. The first should include items you must have (i.e. the number of bedrooms you need for the size of your famimly, a one-story house if accessibility is a factor, etc.) The second list is your wishes - things you would like to have (pool, den, etc.) but that are not absolutely necessary. Realistically for first time buyers, you probably will not get everything on your wish list, but it will keep you on track for what you are looking for.
- Visualize the house empty and with your decor: Are the rooms laid out to fit your needs? Is there enough light?
- Be objective: Instead of thinking with your heart when you find a home, think with your head? Does this home really meet your needs? Don't make a hurried decision that you may regret later.
- Representation by a professional: Hiring an experienced team like Beach Team can give you access to off-market properties and private exclusives, while we guide you smoothly through the home buying process.
If you have questions or are ready to begin the first-time home buying process, just complete the form below, and a member of our team will be in touch shortly!
Are you a first-time homebuyer? Did you know that if you haven’t owned a property in the last three years that you are considered a first-time homebuyer?View Resource
Before the offer to purchase is created, you must be at least pre-qualified or, better yet, pre-approved by a lender, unless you are paying cash.View Resource
The easiest way to determine your estimated monthly mortgage payment is by talking to a lender. However, the calculator below can also help point you in the right direction.View Resource
Thinking about buying a new home? If you're not paying cash, then you’’ probably need a mortgage.View Resource
Once your offer is accepted by the seller it starts the offer accepted period. You will be asked for a down payment, typically 1% of the purchase price, on the home you are purchasing which will be held with an attorney or settlement company and applied to the final purchase of your property.View Resource
Complete the form below and we'll create you a custom property search. Anytime when we find properties that match your specific criteria we’ll send you an email.View Resource
Are you thinking about buying? The video resources below cover many of the common questions that most people have during the home buying journey.View Resource