First Time Home Buyers

If you are a first-time home buyer, use the guide below for helpful hints and tips and learn how to avoid common mistakes when buying your first home.

    1. 2. A file of the properties that your agent has shown to you, along with ads you have cut out from the newspaper.
    2. 3. Paper and pen, for taking notes as you search.
    3. 4. Instant or video camera to help refresh your memory on individual properties, especially if you are attending a series of showings.
    4. 5. Location: Look at a potential property as if you are the seller. Would a prospective buyer find it attractive based on school district, crime rate, proximity to positive (shopping, parks, freeway access) and negative (abandoned properties, garbage dump, the source of noise) features of the area?
    1. 1. Include inspection & mortgage contingencies in your written offer.
    2. 2. Have the property inspected by a professional inspector.
    3. 3. Request a second walk-through to take place within 24 hours of closing.
    4. 4. You want to check to see that no changes have been made that were not agreed on (i.e., a nice chandelier that you assumed came with the sale having been replaced by a cheap ceiling light).


All the above may seem rather overwhelming.
 That is why having a professional represent you and keep track of all the details for you is highly recommended. Please contact us directly to discuss any of these matters in further detail.

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