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2013-06-03 13:57:35
First Time Home Buyer in Daybreak

Being a first time home buyer is exciting! That being said, it can also be a stressful and overwhelming time. Having a great team of experts to help keep you on track is a must. Working with an experienced real estate agent in Daybreak and a great mortgage officer will help to make sure you have the right information and tools you need to purchase the home of your dreams. If you are a first time home buyer in Daybreak, the best first steps are finding a real estate and a mortgage officer to help you get your home search started right! Here is some information on why this is important and an Infographic to help you on the path to owning the home of your dreams.

I was chatting with another appraiser last week about first time home buyers. He did an appraisal for a first time homeowner buying a home in Salt Lake. On a sale, typically the buyer wouldn't meet the appraiser but she happened to be there during the appraisal showing her out-of-town parents the home. The future buyer was expressing some concern that she hoped all systems like heating, plumbing, etc were going to be in working order since this home was over 50 years old. The appraiser asked her if the inspector suggested many repairs. It turns out she did NOT have a home inspection. The due diligence deadline was passed so it was too late to negotiate any needed repairs with the seller.

Okay, so when I heard the appraiser re-tell this story I felt sick for this buyer. She hired a real estate professional to represent her, who she trusted to help her with this important purchase. Especially with first time home buyers that have not been through the process of buying a home, a good real estate agent should help the buyer with all aspects of the transaction - including education on the importance of hiring a qualified home inspector during the due diligence period. {Especially when the buyer had concerns about the cost of repairs and condition of the home!}

Even if you are not a first time home buyer, you are busy with work, life and family, so having a dedicated realtor to help you navigate the process (for example: keep track of and follow up on deadlines, arrange and schedule inspections, appraisal, final walk through, closing, etc, etc, etc!) is important. Not to mention having an experienced agent there to help you make sense of current market data and negotiate terms of an offer.

Below is an interesting Infographic shared today by Provident Bank about the process of being a first time home buyer from a lender's point of view. Take a look at some of these interesting stats and also the financial information to help you determine a rough estimate of what price range of homes to look at depending on your income and other expenses. It is a great overview on the steps to finding your first home.

When I bought my first home, I worked with a great mortgage officer that helped me understand the terms of my loan, found me a great rate, and was trust worthy throughout the process. Ten years later we are still working with Brandon Tripp and he has done a great job for many of our Daybreak Houses clients along the way. If you are ready to start the home buying process give us a call! We love working with buyers and helping people find their beautiful new home. If you would like to start your home search by getting prequalified it is as easy as clicking --> *here*.

Also - stay tuned - we have a great new townhome in Daybreak in low $200's  that we will be listing for a client within the next couple weeks. This would make a great home for a first time homebuyer that is ready to stop renting and own their own home! If you want more information on this upcoming listing or other homes for sale in Daybreak please give Charles a call 801.244.1739!  ~Natalie


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