Buying your first home can be an exciting yet very stressful time. Having gone through this process myself, I understand what you are going through, and I am here to make it as easy on you as possible. Here are a few tips on how to begin, and some great University and Lake Norman communities that are perfect for first time Buyers. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!
What can you afford? Before you start looking for a home, you need to have some idea of what you can afford. As a general guide, you can purchase a home with a value of two to three times your annual household income, depending on your savings and debts. However, you may be able to take advantage of special loan programs for first time Buyers to purchase a home with a higher value. I can refer you to a professional and qualified Lender to help you find the perfect loan program for you.
Familiarize yourself with the area and decide where you'd like to live. I can provide you a FREE personalized package with community information, school information, and more.
Make a list of your wants and needs. Taking an aerial view look at exactly what you need and then comparing it to all of the extras you want will make the decision process go a lot more smoothly and will also keep you on track.
Choose your community. Below is information on some of the area's best communities for first time Buyers. Please let me know if you'd like more information on these or other communities in the Raleigh area.