Be ready to buy before making an offer
*If you aren't ready to buy, you don't need a real estate agent.
*If possible, hire a babysitter to care for children who are too young to stay out all morning or afternoon touring homes.
*You'll need it to write an offer because an earnest money deposit (EMD) may be required to accompany your purchase offer.
Buying a home for the first time is exciting. If you do not have your ducks in a row before you close on your home, then the dream of homeownership could turn into a financial nightmare.
If you are considering buying a home, first make sure you’ve checked off as many of these financial milestones as possible.
*Pay Off Your Consumer Debt
*Have a Fully-Funded Emergency Fund
*Save Up Your Down Payment
*Understand the Costs of Homeownership
*Create Room in Your Budget