Need Help Getting Started?
Below, you’ll find we’ve outlined a basic, step-by-step first time home buyer guide that explains a typical home-buying process from beginning to end. After all, buying a new home is an exciting venture, but it can also be a nerve wracking one, especially if you’re not at all familiar with the process. Whether it’s an investment property you think you can flip for a great profit, or a new home for your family (present or future!), sometimes getting the right home for the right price and in the right place (you know what they say: location, location, location), can feel like an enormous undertaking.
Of course, we know that you may not need help in every area, or need every step of the way defined for you- even if this is your first home! There may even be steps (such as contacting an agent) that you would prefer to skip or come back to later. The only wrong way to approach buying a home is with no information at all. Happy Hunting!
A First Time Home Buyer Guide in 8 Simple Steps
- Step 1. The New Home Buying Checklist
- Step 2. How to Find a Real Estate Agent
- Step 3. How to Find a Home to Buy That Fits Your Needs
- Step 4. Understanding the Real Estate Open House
- Step 5. Your Mortgage and Home Financing Options
- Step 6: How to Make an Offer to Buy a House
- Step 7. The Need for House Appraisals and Home Inspections
- Step 8: The Real Estate Closing Process
If you have any questions at all about our first time home buyer guide, or would like more information about a particular step, please feel free to contact us. You can also skip straight ahead to the ‘Advice and Terms’ section for a more detailed understanding of the issues and the terminology you may encounter when buying a home. We’re here to help- so don’t hesitate to let us know if there’s a topic you’d like more information on. We’re constantly expanding our knowledge base so that you can be a well-informed and prepared home buyer.