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Getting Started

Basic advice for first time home buyers

You can’t know everything there is to know about buying a home — especially when you’re a first time home buyer. However, you can do a little research and put yourself in position to succeed.

The more you know, the better off and less stressed you’ll be. You may even get a better deal on your new home loan. 

If you’re just getting started, there are a few key tips to keep in mind before diving in.

Getting Started


The first step to buying a home is to take a moment to really look inward.
If you have a partner, have a good conversation about what your really want and need in a home.  My buyer's checklist is a great way to start.  (Find it in my guides.)

When you've got that done you need to discuss your budget. What are you comfortable with for your lifestyle. The lender may give you a number that you qualify for, but are you going to be comfortable with that?  I like to start at the payment that I'm comfortable with then work with that number to find what kind of property that I can afford.

Start saving money! Not only do you need money for your downpayment, but you probably need money for moving, new furnture, home inspection, utilities and more.
I can and will always negotiate the closing costs for you!

How do you know you're ready to buy? 

  • Do you have a steady job?
  • Reliable income?
  • Strong credit?
  • Plan to stay in your home 5 years or more?
Buyer Guide
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In this video we are talking about making an offer on a house! We've looked at 20-30 homes and now you've found the one!
In this video we talk about what I do to prepare you for the offer.
One thing that is super important is what is called the Comparable Market Analysis.
this will show you what is for sale, what has sold, that way you are not over paying for the property! Also, I give you my secret weapon...you'll have to listen to find out what that is!