I'm a First-Time Buyer
The right move for first-time buyers.
You might have little experience shopping for a new home, but first–time buyers can still be savvy buyers. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Know What You Want
Put your wish list on paper to help narrow your search right from the start.
Prioritize your wish list in advance so you'll know when to be firm and when to bend.
Calculate Spending Power
You'll want to know two things: how much cash you have and how large a mortgage you can handle. Wells Fargo
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Research the Builder
A homebuilder with a long track record has the experience and staying power you want. (Ours is nearly 90 years.)
Learn the Lingo
When you can talk the talk, you’ll feel more comfortable and confident about the home-buying process. Glossary
Visualize Your Future
As you walk through a home, picture your family living in those four walls. Does it have the right space and flow for the way you want to live?
Drive the Community
Take time to explore the area and its amenities. Be sure to check out your commute to the office, too.
Take your Checkbook and Calendar
You'll need to put money down to reserve a home, and you'll be asked to set an appointment (about 2 hours) to complete paperwork.
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