Buying a home as a first time home buyer in MA is not always easy.
One big mistake a FTHB can make is looking at homes before taking care of a few things. There are certain steps you should take before ever looking at homes that will make the first time home buying process work for you.
1- Hire a buyers agent to work with you. A buyers agent will have the experience to guide you effortlessly through the process.
2- Get pre-approved. No seller will take you seriously without a good pre-approval letter.
3- Know your numbers. By knowing your numbers you know exactly what a home will cost you from a monthly standpoint. There will be no last minute surprises.
4- Understand the process. Again by understanding the process you won’t get caught short or have an unexpected issue arise that will make you scramble to rectify.
5- Understand the market you are in- Buyer’s market, seller’s market, neutral market will all impact how you look for homes and how you negotiate.
Be prepared as you start to look at homes.