No matter if this is your first home or an investment home for you, we have the information to help you find and get the mortgage that’s right for you. We want to make the process as easy to understand as possible so you can enjoy your new home!
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What are the top 3 misconceptions people have about the home loan process?
1. it is difficult to qualify for a new loan
2. you need 20% down
3. I can't buy so I should just rent
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
Budget, budget, budget. A first time home buyer's budget is critical and knowing what expenses are directly incurred when buying a home. The best advice I give is to spend less than you want and do not use a pre qualified purchase price as a guide. You need to understand the monthly expenses associated with owning a home. Annual home repairs and maintenance are always overlooked. A first time buyer will want to have reserves as well. Your new home comes with needs and expenses that a renter does not have to budget in their monthly or annual exspenes.
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