One of the best parts of being a REALTOR® is the privilege of helping people navigate the tricky steps of purchasing their first home. It is so rewarding to be able to show a potential buyer that home ownership is not just a dream but something achievable.
I’m outgoing by nature so I don’t mind chatting with complete strangers; (and often do!) When I’m out in my community and wearing my CENTURY 21 badge it’s not uncommon for me to be approached by someone with real estate questions. I’m always glad to answer their questions or give them some helpful tips.
I’ve found it shocking how many smart and savvy people I’ve spoken to have absolutely no idea they may be qualified to purchase a home! Many are paying a huge amount of rent for a property that is not to their liking, simply because they believe it is all they can afford! It’s often assumed that it takes a huge down payment to buy a home. That is often not the case at all! The whole process can seem so confusing and overwhelming that many never even investigate the possibility of buying over renting.
I love sharing with renters that NOW is the time to see if you are qualified to purchase your first home. My suggestion is to immediately find a lender that you feel comfortable with and see if purchasing a property is an option for you.
I’m always willing to provide a list of recommended lenders for you to contact. You can choose one that you feel will be a good fit for you. The application process is quick, easy and best of all-FREE! (There is a list of local lenders up on this site under the category RESOURCES.)
Interest rates are at historic lows but they won’t always be this way. Now is the time to take that initial leap and find out if you can get pre-approved to buy a home. There is a possibility that you could end up owning a home you love and paying less for a mortgage than you are currently paying to rent!
I’ll be happy to help you with any and all parts of the home buying process but first you need to see if and how much home you can afford. Once you are pre-approved I can take you step by step through every aspect of the home buying process. By knowing which properties are truly within your price range it will save you time and help narrow your search.
Buying a home doesn’t have to be difficult. Using the services of a REALTOR® is absolutely free and will likely save you time and money while helping you find your dream home in the most efficient way possible.
I plan on doing a series of blogs that will visit the various steps that first time home buyers will take. Consider this the first and most important step in your home buying journey.
If you have any questions or to begin the home buying process call me today! Meg Fullington, REALTOR® CENTURY 21 Koullas Realty 334-332-7698
If you are more comfortable sending an email my address is:
I’ll answer you promptly and I’m a FULL time REALTOR® which means I devote all of the time necessary to make sure things are done right for my clients!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and your comments and feedback are always welcomed.
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