If you are a first-time buyer, you probably have many questions about the home buying process. This is the place to start!
Events of the past few years have reminded us that the purchase of a new home is a big decision to be taken very seriously. You may even wonder if it’s worthwhile for you to buy a home at this time in your life. Although there are many benefits to home ownership, your situation may dictate otherwise.
The first step will be to choose a buyer agent. You want to be sure the agent you work with has the time to spend with you as you go through the process of learning what you want in a home, and you want to be sure you can communicate with your agent.
You also want to be sure your agent will stay in contact with you and let you know right away about new listings that come on the market. If you decide to work with us, we will search the multiple listing database as well as signs and newspapers to help you find the best home for you. We will always be available to you; in the event you are unable to reach us by cellphone, we will always return your calls promptly.
The second step will be to pre-qualify for a loan. There are many kinds of mortgages, and you will need an experienced lender to help you decide which loan is right for you. We work with several of the best mortgage lenders in the Triangle, and can help you get the best interest rate and closing costs available.
Then the home search begins. First we will give you a tour of the neighborhoods where you are likely to find homes in your price range so that you can become familiar with the areas and types of homes that are likely to be available. We will provide you with market data on homes that have sold in those neighborhoods to help you become familiar with market value. We will set up an MLS search which will automatically send you new listings as they come available. We will want to be sure that you see as many homes as is necessary for you to really know which one is just the right one for you. You can also search all Triangle listings here on our site and be as involved as you like in the search process.
Ready to begin? Send us an email today or call us at 919-968-9989 with your questions. Or, you can fill out this form and we’ll send listings to you right away.
We know how important a purchase your first home can be. We promise to make the process an exciting and enjoyable one!