Must-Read Articles for First-Time Home Buyers

Are you ready to take the leap into homeownership? Becoming a homeowner is exciting but it’s also scary. There are a lot of mistakes that first-time home buyers can easily make if not cautious. The home buying process is much less scary if you go into it informed and knowledgeable. Read up on these articles and be a wise first-time home buyer. 

Must-Read Articles for First-Time Home Buyers: 

More Than a Mortgage: The Real Costs of Owning a Home by Ferris Property Group 

Before you start shopping for houses, you need to consider if you can afford a home. The costs of owning a home are more than just the mortgage payments. Be sure to consider the costs outlined in this article before jumping into homeownership. 

The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Home by Ryan Fitzgerald 

As the title implies, this is THE ultimate guide to buying a home — so pay attention all you first-time home buyers! This article covers everything from how to buy a home to home buying mistakes you must avoid to what happens after an offer is accepted. You’ll also find home buying tips from top Realtors and a helpful infographic.

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Mortgages by Kyle Hiscock 

First-time home buyers have lots of questions about mortgages. This article answers the most common questions that home buyers have such as: How do I start the process of getting a mortgage? What type of mortgage is best for me? And how much money do I need to buy a home? 

4 Nuggets of Wisdom for First-Time Home Buyers by Ferris Property Group 

There are lots of great tips out there for first-time home buyers, but these “golden nuggets of wisdom” are perhaps the most important pieces of advice to keep in mind. 

Tips for Millennial Home Buyers by Bill Gassett 

The millennial generation faces challenges that previous generations have not, such as student loan debt and tighter mortgage credit. This article acknowledges the unique position of millennials and provides advice specific to the challenges this generation faces. If you are a millennial home buyer, this article is a must-read! 

How to Handle Common Home Buying Pitfalls by Lynn Pineda

Be a wise home buyer by learning from the mistakes of others. This article discusses all too common home buying pitfalls and how you can avoid falling into them. 

Documents Needed When Applying for a Mortgage by Anita Clark 

Before meeting with a lender or going out shopping for homes, first-time home buyers would be wise to gather up the documents that’ll be needed to obtain a home loan. Use this article as a reference to help you know what documentation you’ll need to help your loan application go smoothly. 

6 Tips for Avoiding Home Buyer’s Remorse by Ferris Property Group 

A house is a huge purchase and unlike most purchases, it cannot be returned if you are unsatisfied. Heed the advice in this article so you don’t buy a house that you later regret. 

10 Common Mistakes of First-Time Home Buyers by Teresa Cowart

There are very few moments in life that are as exciting as buying your first home. Unfortunately, it's easy for first-time home buyers to get swept up in all the excitement and make critical mistakes. This article outlines 10 common mistakes that first-time home buyers make and how to avoid them. 

The 10 Most Common Home Buyer Questions by Andrew Fortune 

While buying a home is exciting, it is also stressful. Some of that stress can be alleviated by gaining knowledge about the journey you are about to embark on. This article provides clear and succinct answers to the 10 most common home buyer questions.

Four Simple Steps Before You Buy Your First Home by Karen Highland 

Karen Highland quite accurately states, “buying a home is never an event, it is a process.” This article covers four of the first steps of the home buying process. 

5 Things You Should Not Dwell on When Buying a Home by Ferris Property Group 

When looking at homes for sale, it’s easy to get distracted or swayed by the wrong features. This article will help you understand which features to pay attention to and which to ignore. 

10 Common Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make by Xavier De Buck

Many first-time homeowners admit that they would do things differently if they had to go through the home buying process again. Don’t make the mistakes that so many other first-time home buyers make. 

First-Time Home Buyers: Stay Away From These Pitfalls by Luke Skar 

As you may be noticing, there are a lot of pitfalls that first-time home buyers must pay attention to avoid. This article covers some of the less discussed (but equally disastrous) pitfalls such as trying to hard to impress others and buying with hopes that your income will rise. 

Whew, that was a lot of reading! Give yourself a pat on the back! Of course, no amount of reading can replace working with a Realtor. A qualified Realtor is an invaluable asset when buying your first (or your 10th) home, so be sure to research and interview several Realtors and pick one that’s going to work hard for you.  

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Must-Read Articles for First-Time Home Buyers