This is the third, and final post in our three-part blog series covering the tips, tricks, and useful information that first-time home buyers should know. We’ve covered some important points before, but we have saved the best for last! Let’s dive right in.
Take the Home Inspection Seriously
When your offer has been accepted, it’s easy to let your excitement get the best of you. Though it may seem like you’re out of the woods, you aren’t quite there yet. The next step is going to be a home inspection, and while this seems like extra money that you are responsible for paying, you should absolutely take the home inspection seriously.
The home inspection is going to provide you with insight into any issues that may be unknown to both you and the current owner. While it’s easy to opt for the more affordable option in terms of home inspectors, invest in a quality inspector that is going to provide you with a quality inspection.
The findings of a home inspection might save you some money, but they may also tip you off to a house that’s not worth investing in. The more thorough the inspection, the more thorough the results. After all, the last thing that you want to do is purchase your first home only to find out that it’s got outdated electrical wiring, mold or mildew, or a structure that’s starting to crack.
Nobody expects for you to walk into the home buying world like a pro. The real estate market can be cutthroat, fast-paced and intimidating. Aside from that, there are countless tiny details that only an individual with experience and a real estate education would know. It’s not unusual to have questions throughout the process, but it’s essential that you realize it’s totally okay to ask them.
Whether the questions that you have are about financing, closing details, housing options, or anything in between, the team at e-Homes Realty is here. We offer our real estate concierge services to any individuals in need, especially first-time buyers! Learn more about the various concierge services that we offer and how they work. Then, feel free to contact our team with questions you have or if you’re ready to get started. We’ll be there by your side throughout the entire home buying process, prepared to answer questions in a moments notice.
The points that we’ve covered above are definitely important when buying your first home, but it’s essential that you remember just how big of an accomplishment this is. While logic is definitely going to be a crucial part of the buying process, don’t forget to have some fun with the process as well. Visit homes that catch your eye, spend weekends at open houses, and dream about the way that you’ll decorate — this is an experience that you’ll treasure for the rest of your life.
If you want to make sure that your first time buying a home is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible, reach out to our team. Like we mentioned earlier, we are dedicated to getting you into the home of your dreams.