||What Every (First Time)
Buyer Should Know
As a (First Time) Buyer, you are
about to take on one of the largest and most expensive responsibilities of your life.
Don't let anyone tell you that buying real estate is a casual process. There is definitely
a right and wrong way to purchase real estate, and you'll find tips and information within
these pages that will help you to be a smart buyer and an informed consumer.
Empower yourself with information.
An educated consumer makes for the smartest buyer. Inevitably you are going to run into a
real estate agent either at an open house or through a recommendation by a relative,
friend, or coworker. Before you begin to look for the right real estate for you, you must
first figure out what type of real estate agent to work with. Click here to find out about
different types of agents.
"Location, Location, Location",
has long been the jingle of professional real estate agents, and for good reason. Location
is the only permanent part of the purchase. If you are thinking of buying or building a
residence, you should consider striking a balance between several factors including cost
of the location, commute time to work and ease of commute, location in relation to family,
friends, and favorite recreation, school system, tax rate, and future resale and price
appreciation of the area. All of these factors should influence your decision.
The right professionals on your side
will help you make good decisions with sound advice. Working with the right attorney, home
inspector, and lender in addition to a knowledgeable real estate agent is the quickest way
to get accurate information and advice on the current real estate market, available
properties, and first time buyer mortgage programs. When buying real estate, you sometimes
have to act fast in order to secure the right purchase. In a competitive real estate
market, indecision and poor preparation can cost you the purchase.
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