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9 Musts for First-Time Home Buyers

By Jackie Ovad, Realtor – Jackie Ovad Group, Towson, MD

If you’re a first-time home buyer about to start searching for your new home, you will need to know a few things that can help you make the wisest decision on such an important step in a lifetime.  Because this will be the first home you will purchase, there are so many questions you many have and knowing the steps that it will take you to own your first home is very important.  So many mistakes can be made and very expensive ones to say the least.

This is where having a home buyer consultation meeting with an experienced real estate professional becomes very handy and important.   Yes, hiring a licensed Realtor ®  as myself will save you money as well as time.   I will assist you with determining what kind of mortgage to get, how to get a low rate, how to ensure you don’t buy a home with problems, negotiate the terms with the seller as well as home repairs (when applicable) and much more.

Here are nine key home-buyer preparation tasks. Please call or text me at 410-599-9305, or simply email me so I can help smooth your path. I look forward to serving you.

  1. Get pre-approved before you start your search
  2. Improve your credit score before closing
  3. Shop and compare multiple lenders.
  4. Choose the right real estate agent
  5. Choosing the right house
  6. Know how much of a home you can afford
  7. The importance of a home inspection
  8. Have all your mortgage documents ready
  9. Be prepared for closing

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