First Time Home Buyer Tips and Tricks

Posted by Ken Richter on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at 4:37pm.

If you are currently in the market for your first home, you probably have lots of questions. This is a major investment of both your money and time, so you're likely feeling the weight of this as you begin your search. Ken Richter has a wealth of experience in helping first time home buyers, and he is here to help you make the most out of this moment!

Here are some tips that will make your home buying process successful: 

Tip #1: Do Your Homework: The perfect home won’t find you by itself. A key step in buying a home is doing the proper research. Educate yourself on local schools, neighborhoods, and the kinds of homes available. By reading available materials and talking with experts, you can start to put together what the perfect home looks like for you based on your wants and needs. Not sure where to begin? Contact Ken directly at 403-630-6363 to begin making your home wish list. 

Tip #2: Get Prequalified for a Mortgage: Getting prequalified for a mortgage is a simple conversation with a lender, and can greatly help your home search. It will help you better understand what financial commitment you could be making. It narrows your search by giving you a financial parameter within which you can work. Being prequalified can also often indicate to sellers that you are a serious, prepared buyer, and it will make your eventual offer look even sweeter!

Tip #3: Relax: You don’t have to make an offer on the first home you see. Make sure to look at other listings in the area to get a feel for the marketplace. When you decide to make an offer on a house, consult with Ken, your local real estate professional, so that all of your questions are answered ahead of signing on the dotted line. Don't rush into anything: take the time to do a home inspection, tour the house a second time, really make sure you fully understand what you're getting. It's a buyer's market so you have lots of options!

Buying a house is very exciting, even during these challenging times. Contact Ken at 403-630-6363 or email him at Ken@KenRichter.comso he can help you find your new home sweet home!

Your Real Estate Professional,

Ken Richter

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