BRANDON PRUITT Metro Brokers of OK S. Central (405) 777.3195 PruittBrandon@Gmail.com www.BrandonPruitt.com
So, you've decided to take the plunge into the world of home ownership. Good for you! This can be an exciting and fruitful experience for you and your family. Here are a few helpful tips to consider before you swim to the deep end.
Sit down to calculate your budget and STICK TO IT... This can be difficult sometimes, but you will be thankful when you can still afford groceries after moving in.
Make a short list of criteria for your future home that are Non-Negotiable. This can be number of beds, baths, great lot, dog park close buy, etc...
Use an experienced REALTOR® who knows the market and the area you are interested in. This is VERY important. A great REALTOR® can make or break your home buying experience. So, go with someone you trust with your family's future!
Ask your REALTOR® about expected closing costs. This can sometimes be stressful trying to come up with the funds to close on your first home. Your REALTOR® should be able to suggest a well qualified lender that can introduce you to the great first time home buyer products available.
Research the area you wish to live in. This will give you an idea of pricing and what type of home you can REALISTICALLY afford.
This should get you started well on your way to purchasing your new adventure. Home buying doesn't have to be difficult, so don't be scared to jump in!