If you are in the market to buy your first home, you have come to the right place.  We are going to give you a few tips that might make buying your first home a good experience.  Buying a home can be a fun and exciting experience.  Buying your first home is a monumental time in your life and needs to be done right to assure you get all that you want out of it. 

  1. home buyerThe number one tip for having a great first time home buying experience is to find the right Realtor.  Sure you can find a Realtor quickly and easily as they will all likely be eager to help you with your home purchase but if you don’t find the right one you may be sorry later.  It is good to find a Realtor that shares some of your personality traits.  You may want to actually interview a few different agents before making your decision.  A good place to start looking for an excellent Realtor is by asking your friends and family members who they may recommend.
  2. Finding the best mortgage lender is also a key to a quality first time home buying experience.  Lenders are a dime a dozen so you need to be careful who you choose.  You may find that one lender in your area of town may offer a much better deal than one on the same side of town.  Again you may want to “interview” a few different lenders to find out who is willing to give you the best deal possible.  Keep in mind that mortgage lenders are basically sales people.  They are trying to get you to get your mortgage with them versus another lender.  Use that to your advantage.
  3. When buying your first home, be sure not to let your feelings and emotions get in the way if you get bad news. For example,  if you have your heart set on a particular house and then you find out that it is way out of your price range or that there are many problems that need addressing with the home  you are going to need to be able to quickly move on to the next house without getting upset about it.  You can make any house a home once you move in and put your own personal touch on it so don’t get discouraged and don’t be too quick to jump into purchasing the first house you see or like.
  4. Before buying your first home it is a good idea to have all of your financial affairs in order.  For instance if your debt to income ratio is a bit off you need to work on that before making a home purchase.  You are going to want to get the most house for your money and by doing your best to get your finances in order and get pre-qualified before you start looking you will be moving in the right direction. 

Information courtesy of Montgomery AL Realtors Sandra Nickel Hat Team.