A 10-Point Checklist All First-Time Homebuyers Should Follow
(via MONEY) HEIDI RIVERA - May 22
You’ve checked listings, scouted your favorite neighborhoods, compared market prices and even picked the perfect shade of blue for your future kitchen. It’s safe to say you’re ready to become a homeowner.
While purchasing your first home is one of the most exciting experiences you’ll ever have, it can also be extremely daunting, especially if you’re not sure where to begin. To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of steps to help you get started in the right direction.
Step 1: Take a Look at Your Finances
Step 2: Check Your Credit
Step 3: Learn the Lingo
Step 4: Check for Federal, State and Local Programs
Step 5: Get Pre-Approved
Step 6: Hire a Good Real Estate Agent
Step 7: Consider the Location
Step 8: Make an Offer
Step 9: Get an Inspection
Step 10: Get Ready to Close