Purchasing a home for the first time can seem like a daunting task; it’s almost unbearable sometimes. Where should you live? What’s a good cost?  What are the questions to ask?  Well, here are a few tips to think about as you purchase your first home:

  1. Be demanding, but also realistic: It’s important to remember that a “dream home” is never fully achieved; nothing is ever perfect. So, be demanding in what you want, but also realize that you won’t achieve perfection.
  2. Understand your budget: It seems simple enough. However, too many first time buyers begin the search for a home before they truly understand their budgets. A home purchase is an emotional decision. Don’t become emotionally invested in a home before you understand the budget that’s right for your family.
  3. Think big picture: Most likely, this home won’t be the only home purchase you make in your life. With this in mind, think about your big picture financial plan, and how you can best generate wealth through your real estate.
  4. Don’t do it alone: It may seem like buying a home is an extremely difficult and overwhelming process, and in some aspects, it is. That’s why it’s important to engage a trusted partner in the process. Whether it’s a realtor you know, a lender you’ve met, or someone who has an array of home buying experience, please engage them.

Purchasing your first home doesn’t need to consist of a complete mental breakdown. If you follow these 4 tips, you’ll be able to purchase your first home like a pro. As you begin the home buying process, remember, our team is here to help.

Congratulations, you’re purchasing your first home! This is – and should be – exciting!

– The Intelligent Mortgage Planning team