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First-time Home Buyers

Helping you create lifetime memories as a first-time homeowner.

You are about to put some real roots down and invest in the stability of owning a home for you and your family. This is both an exciting and confusing time as you embark on one of the biggest decisions for your future. But I’m here to help

So you want to buy a home?

Applying for mortgage loans can feel like a confusing process, especially for first-time homebuyers. Strange new terms and paperwork filled with tiny print confront you at each step of the way. But, the process doesn’t have to be difficult when you work with me.

It has been my privilege to help many people not only realize their dream of owning a home, but also achieve their dreams of owning a home.

Three things to consider before you buy

Putting Roots Down

Renters can easily pick up and go, but homeowners who want to move must consider renting out or selling their property.

That’s why choosing the absolute best location for you is an important safeguard. It is important to look for a location that brings you joy and fulfills practical considerations.

Financial Responsibility

Owning a home means paying for your own utilities, repairs, and maintenance, as well as mortgage payments, property taxes, and homeowners insurance. Outside of paying your mortgage, you’ll need to have a plan for making these payments on time each month.

Real Estate Risk

You may not be looking to sell your home for quite some time, if ever. However, keep in mind that if you ever did need to sell, real estate values fluctuate over time. Often, they increase. However, property values can also drop, so you’ll want to maintain your property and understand what boosts values so you can make the necessary updates.

Ready, set, now what?

First-time homebuyers often wonder where to start. Should you speak with a real estate agent? Call your bank? Ask your parents for a loan?

I’ll help you find a loan that’s right for you. Some loans are geared for first-time homebuyers, with low or even zero down payments. If you’ve never bought a home, don’t be discouraged by the idea that you need to have a certain credit rating or a huge down payment.

What loans can a first time home-buyer qualify for?

I match my clients with a loan that best fits their goals and finances. While some first-time homebuyers choose a conventional loan, some need a mortgage with more flexible qualification requirements.

For first-time homebuyers, I often recommend loans insured by the government. Federal agencies back these loans which means lenders relax on some of their requirements.

Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loan

  • Low down payment
  • Flexible income and credit requirements
  • Adjustable or fixed rate

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Loan

  • Approved for rural and suburban homes
  • Interest rates are low
  • Low closing costs
  • Flexible credit requirements

Veterans Administration (VA) Loan

  • For military veterans and qualified surviving spouses
  • Flexible down payment
  • Adjustable or fixed rate
  • Low closing costs

Let’s get started with pre-qualification

I’ll make getting a home loan simple. From the initial application through to closing, I am here for you. I’ll answer your questions, send you important updates and let you know what’s happening with your loan.

Let’s launch your journey to homeownership. During this first step, we’ll discuss your goals and resources. Once we go over your financials, we’ll determine the type of loan that’s right for you. We’ll also start working on pre-qualification for a loan.

Ready to learn more?

The home buying process can be stressful for some, but I can help you navigate your loan options and together we can achieve your goal of being a home owner.