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First Time Home-buyers
Purchasing a home for the first time can be very intimidating. For most people, this will be the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. It may also be the biggest and best investment. To make the home buying experience less horrifying, a few of the best things to do as a first time home buyer is to plan ahead, properly educate yourself and also find a realtor that best fits your needs. Here are a few tips to help start the home buying process.
There is no specific amount of time set to ensure you will have an easy home buying experience. Things vary from buyer to buyer. Some people may need a year to plan, some may only need a few months. It all depends on the individual. Getting everything lined up however, will make the process much easier. Figuring out what area you want to live in, checking your credit, saving for down payments, enrolling in first time home-buyers classes etc. are just a few things you can do to begin your journey.
Are you going to need financing? What types of loans are available? Are you qualified for the loans available? What are the qualifications? Are there any grants available for first time home-buyers? These are great questions to ask a reputable loan officer. http://www.nolarelo.com/financing
Finding a Realtor
There are thousands of real estate agents in Louisiana that are qualified to assist buyers and sellers. Finding the perfect agent for you can be as easy as asking a family member, friend, or colleague that has worked with a realtor (realtors love referrals), If they had a great experience I’m sure they wouldn’t mind passing along their agents information. Another great way to find realtors is the almighty internet. Now more than ever we depend on the internet to tell us everything we need to know. Go online, search realtors in your area, read the reviews and call around. http://www.nolarelo.com/donnie
These are a just a few of the many things a first time homebuyer can do to make the journey go a little more smoothly. Plan ahead, research financing, and find a great realtor.
Happy Home Hunting!
Donnie Burton, Realtor