Where to Start as a First Time Home Buyer
Beginning the process of buying your first home can be very overwhelming. It is very common to feel like you don’t know where to start when looking for Moorpark homes for sale. Our team has over 30 years experience helping people in your exact situation and are happy to walk you through the process every step of the way. If you are looking for Moorpark homes for sale as a first time homebuyer consider some of the points below but also please feel free to reach out to us anytime to discuss the perfect fit for your family.
Get Pre-Approved: A common misconception for first time homebuyers is that they need to put down 20%. This is far from the case with many programs available with as little as 3% down. It is also a great idea to get pre-approved before we start looking at homes so that you are sure you are looking in the right price range.
Have Patience: It is unlikely that you will get the first home that you place an offer on. This can be a very emotional process as you get invested in a home and imagine your family living there. However, it is important to remember to have patience through the process and the perfect home will come along.
Unexpected Fees: Throughout the process of buying your first home you will start to incur additional fees you may have not expected. One of those fees is a buyer’s inspection. This is an important step as it helps you become aware of any potential issues with the home before you complete the purchase and to ask the seller for any assistance with resolving the issues. Additional fees come in the form of closing costs. When you get pre-approved your lender can help you budget on what to expect regarding closing costs so that you are prepared.
Our team loves the opportunity to help a first time homebuyer get into their first home. This is such an important milestone and we are happy to walk you through the process. We want to make sure you feel comfortable and not at all overwhelmed. Give us a call today to see how we can best help you achieve your real estate goals.