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Advice For First Time Home Buyers

Buying a first new home is a big step in anyone’s life and the process can initially seem like an extremely daunting task. ┬áThe professionals at Jones Hollow Realty Group know what you’re up against and how overwhelming it can be. Our experienced agents are ready to assist you through the every single step in the process.

Here are some basic steps that you can take that will help you cut through much of the noise and avoid information overload. The new home buying process is an exciting one and while there are certainly many things to think about, they shouldn’t detract from the experience.

Use The Web

Online resources, including this site, can help you do a great amount of research into a home or area without ever leaving the comfort of your favorite chair. No matter what area you’re looking to purchase real estate in, there are undoubtedly many online resources concerning that area. Even county governments can provide handy region-specific tips and tricks that might help you in your search for a new home.

We can help you with a lot of the information about home prices in the area you’re investigating and other related bits of information, it can also be empowering to take a hold of the situation and find the kind of applicable information you’re looking for yourself. Anything that helps you get comfortable with the home buying process is a benefit.

Know Your Limits

There are a variety of ways to get frustrated during the home buying process and perhaps chief of all of them is pursuing a home that you simply cannot afford. Every step of the process, from convincing a realtor to show you an expensive property to getting financial backing for a piece of real estate outside your income viability, makes the process more difficult and will ultimately discourage you about the home buying process.

Yes, we would all like to have our first home be the perfect combination of location, size and amenities but many times it is not realistic to purchase a 10-bedroom estate with a first home purchase. If you have an accurate view of what you can afford, it will ease the entire process allowing us to show you nothing but realistic homes, of which you will almost certainly find one you’ll love for a first piece of real estate.

Use Your Home Inspection Right

While in many areas, home inspections are an accepted part of the home buying process, there are parts of the country that have hot real estate markets that perhaps move quickly and don’t always incorporate home inspections into the process. Nothing has the potential to blunt your enthusiasm over a new home purchase like problems that could be inherited along with a new home.

Home inspections are very common here on Long Island and will often go through the health of a home’s furnace, roof and foundation to give you an accurate description of just what kind of state a home is in. Take advantage of that and don’t be surprised after a home purchase with problems you’ll immediately have to deal with.

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