Q: I've never bought a house before, where should I start?
A: The best place to start is getting educated about the process. Like all important life decisions, it’s always best to communicate with someone who is experienced and who can help paint the broad strokes of the big picture for you.
There is a ton of information available online and there are so many components involved in real estate that it can be overwhelming. Speaking to someone with expertise early on will save you a lot of energy - all it takes is a one hour consultation.
Here are the steps we recommend to purchasing your first home:
- Find a location
- Define basic parameters of what you’re looking for
- See what you qualify in terms of a loan (a Realtor can help you with that!)