Buying Your First Home

You’ve made the decision to get married – where are you going to live? That’s a big decision and if your situation is not exactly what you expected, it might be a good time to find out whether or not you could buy a house and you’re not sure what the steps are to take in order to get there. I have a couple of suggestions:

One is find a good Realtor, like me! I’ve helped a lot of people who have gone in and learned how to buy a home for the first time. One of the very first steps to take is to sit down with somebody who can educate you on first time home buyer programs, or programs that will help you make your monthly mortgage payments and go over the process and how the banks look at you and how they qualify you for a loan.

The second thing after that would be to go ahead and sit with a Lender. The Lender will tell you exactly what you qualify for, they’ll run your credit and you’ll learn some of the language we use in order to qualify people and help people through the process of going through escrow.

Once that is done, there’s a decision as to whether or not you should do it now, which is buy a house, or wait – at least you have a plan. There’s a direction to go in. It’s a process you have to go through in order to get there because not everybody is ready to buy a home just because you say you are ready. There’s things you have to do.

The very first thing I suggest is, give me a call. Let’s sit down together and let’s figure out where you’re at. We’ll stay in touch and then when you’re ready you can give me a call and say ‘Okay Mary Ann, I’m ready,’ and we’ll go out and look for Your Dream Home.

When you have a chance give me a call. I’m here. My phone number is (562) 544-0449 and remember I’m Mary Ann with RE/MAX College Park.

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