Looking For Your First Home?

Are you a first time home buyer?

Is there anything more exciting or nerve wracking than purchasing your first home? Making the decision to get a home can put you on a fast paced roller coaster – a roller coaster full of ups, downs, loopty loops and everything in between. I myself am on that roller coaster and I’m here to tell you, if you don’t have yourself prepared and strapped in you may be in for a world of trouble. Buying a home is not something you do on a whim but rather an experience you study, save, and a lot of times sweat for.

With that said, you may be wondering if you are up for the enormous task of owning your first home. Here are a few questions that should help you sort this out:

  1. Why is buying a house important to you?
  2. How steady is your employment history?
  3. How well do you handle your finances?
  4. Do you have a lot of debt?
  5. How is your credit?
  6. Do you have the patience to undergo the home buying process?

The above list is not all inclusive but rather a few points for you to think about.

I myself am in the same situation the average person is in. I am tired of being a renter, I handle my finances pretty well (though I’m not perfect….yet!), I don’t have loads of debt, and ultimately I desire a place my daughter and I can call “home”. I will be honest and admit that number 6 on the list is a bit hard for me. I am sure that my agent just can’t wait to help me land my first home so that I can get out of her hair. When I tell you that buying a home can be a lengthy process, believe me because I know!!

The reason I created this site is because I want to help others get the home they deserve. As I mentioned earlier I am right in the middle of purchasing my first place so all the tools and tips I’ve picked up along the way can hopefully help someone else down the line. As we explore home ownership together we will address key points such as credit, property tips, home loans, agents, tax breaks and even remodeling/furnishing.