Buying a home is a big deal, and for many, it is the largest asset they will ever purchase. Navigating the home buying process can seem overwhelming, especially for first-time home buyers. We always recommend working with a knowledgeable REALTOR® who can help you through the home buying process and answer any questions you may have. Today, we're exploring five things we think first-time home buyers should know about the buying process, but might not.
There are a lot of factors that go into the decision to buy a new home. Not only do you first have to decide if you are ready to do it, but you also have to figure out exactly how the home buying process is going to go. If you already own a home, you might be wondering, do I sell or buy first? But beyond that, once you've decided that it is time to start looking, there are at least four things we think you should consider when searching for your next home.
Coming from an insider's perspective (you know, us REALTORS® who have the inside scoop on just what it takes to buy a home in Central Florida), there is one key way in which you can make your home buying process faster than the average Joe.
What is it? Get pre-approved.