Taking the first step to buying a home is daunting. As a first-time buyer, you might think, “can I afford a home that will meet my needs?” And aside from your needs, you can’t help but hope you can find your perfect home in Northern Colorado!
Trust me—you can do it! I’ve helped many budget-conscious buyers in Colorado find their perfect home in Northern Colorado. My new blog series, How to Find the Perfect Home for You AND Your Budget, will give you my tried and true strategies for buying a new home without compromising on what matters most. Here’s a weekly run-down of my “perfect home” series:
12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Step Foot in an Open House
The first step to buying a home is making a concrete list of your wants and needs. Think about what you and your family want in a new home and what you can and can’t live without. This article will help you answer 12 essential questions to start the home-buying process confidently and clearly. Your answers will set you on the right path!
Are You a “House” or a “Location” Person?
What is more important to you, the house itself or the location? This is an important question to ask when searching for your perfect home in Loveland. New home buyers tend to lean toward one or the other. It’s rare for any buyer to find their dream home in their dream location within their budget. Figuring out where your priorities lie will help you narrow your house hunt.
3 Steps Most Buyers Skip When Buying a Home
At Sweetheart City Living, I use a specific formula to ensure clients find a home that best fits their needs and budget. Be patient with the process. Such a major financial decision should be made with precision. All in all, this article will review three often overlooked steps that will lead you to the right home for your budget.
How to Finance Your First Home Purchase
Did you know you need to get pre-approved for a loan BEFORE you can start looking at homes with your agent? First-time buyers are newbies regarding mortgage loan options, interest rates, credit scores, etc. This article will explain why completing the pre-approval process correctly is important so you can move forward quickly if you find the perfect home in Loveland.
Putting It All Together
Budget, location, and your personal criteria for a home are intertwined. These three factors are crucial in finding the “perfect” home. This article explains how these factors influence each other in your search for a home. How you “put it all together” is your roadmap for house hunting.
Buying a Home in an Optimal School District
Kids or no kids, living in a neighborhood with excellent schools is beneficial to homeowners. For those of you with school-aged kids, “moving for schools” will most likely dictate the location of your next home. This article is a great starting point on how you can research locations and choose a home if schools are your priority.
Buying an “As Is” Home— Deal or No Deal?
First-time buyers are sometimes tempted to buy an “as is” home if the price is low and the neighborhood is adequate. Tread carefully! The term “as is” could mean almost anything. This article will discuss the red flags you should look for and help you decide if “as is” is good enough for you.
Check back each week to access full articles on these budget-friendly tips. For additional advice, let’s get in touch! I’m happy to help you at any point in your home buying process.
I'm Lauren Haug! I'm a teacher-turned-real estate agent, and I teach people how to build wealth through real estate in Northern Colorado.
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