Three Important Steps
- Find the right lender.
- Figure out how much house you can afford and get pre-qualified for a loan.
- Talk with family members and prioritize the house’s most important features
Should You Hire An Agent?
Since it’s your first time buying a home, it’s probably a good idea to connect with a reliable real estate agent who can apprise you of the newest homes on the market and act in your interest during negotiations. In some cases, sellers won’t show their homes to potential buyers who aren’t using a real estate agent. And if you’re concerned about the agent’s cost, consider that in nearly all cases, the seller covers the buyer’s real estate agent fee.