Advice For First Time Home Buyers

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Advice For First Time Home Buyers

There are preparations you can make ahead of time when buying your first home to make the process start well. We have a few pieces of advice for first time home buyers to help get you prepared when you are ready to buy your first home.

Think about where you want to live. Consider things such as schools for children, shopping areas, parks, family and friends, and maybe places of worship. It may be required you need to live somewhere based on your career or job. Knowing where you want to live will help us find a place that will fit your needs and wants.

You may have heard the advice “buy your second home first”. If you are not looking to buy a fix’er upper you might want to buy a home that is complete and is move in ready instead of having to do renovations or work. This might depend on personality and skill level but something to consider before buying your first home especially if you feel you do not have the time or extra money to complete any projects. Let us know the type of home you are looking for!

Here is a list of specific list of the process a first time home buyer will need to complete to purchase a their first home. As you can see the process is complex but we hope we can help you get on the right track.

  • Contracts
  • Application Costs
  • Appraisal Fees
  • Home Inspectors
  • Legal costs and lawyer fees
  • Land transfer tax
  • Mortgage brokers and banking fees
  • Insurance costs
  • Land survey fee or title insurance fee
  • Utility companies and new account deposits
  • Water /Septic /Garbage
  • Taxes
  • Rebates
  • Government incentives
  • Budgeting
  • Warranties
  • Closing adjustment costs

With a wealth of knowledge and experience Calvin Voortman Realty will guide you through each step of the process, making it as smooth as possible. From your first phone call to Voortman Realty to the day you move in. Calvin will walk you through every step so you don't have to worry about missing something or not being fully prepared.

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