The "How To's" in Buying a Home/First time Home buyer Guide
By Julia Fedak, Raising the Bar on your Largest Investment
(Re/Max Escarpment Realty)
Buying a Home for the First time can be daunting..but doesn't have to be! Who should you contact first? What are the next steps? What down payment is required? These are just some of the questions I hear from First time Home Buyers. Let me help light the way for you and hold your hand through this process.:) Here is a Step by Step guide to follow- 1. CONNECT WITH A REPUTABLE OR REFERRED REALTOR A referred Realtor is always the best--banking on someone elses experience. However,if you don't know anyone who can provide you with a Referral, than you can either pick a few Realtors in the area and interview them, or stop by Open Houses to meet them in person and see them "in action". 2. OBTAIN A MORTAGE PREAPPROVAL Your Realtor should be able to direct you to a Lender with a good repu...