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Is Buying a House Right Now a Good Idea?

Updated: Aug 26

I just finished reading an interesting blog I could have related to a few years ago, The article is written from the perspective of a First-Time Home Buyer.



Taking the home ownership plunge

With interest rates so low and surrounded by the supportive team at Vanmar Lending, I am thinking about taking the home ownership plunge....again!

Like Caitlin Higgins, the writer of the article, I am asking myself the same questions – Can I even afford a house? Is now a good time to buy?

Below is a summary of the steps she wrote about. You can read the full article here.

STEP 1: CHECK YOUR CREDIT SCORE STEP 2: LEARN YOUR LOANS STEP 3: LOOK AT YOUR BUDGET STEP 4: START YOUR RESEARCH STEP 5: FIND A LOAN OFFICER STEP 6: FIND A REAL ESTATE AGENT STEP 7: LET THE SERIOUS SHOPPING BEGIN

These are all great steps and very informative. I probably took most of the same steps when I was a first-time home buyer. Now that I am more educated on the process, I would call a mortgage broker first, (like Vanmar Lending) and get pre-qualified. Even if you have credit issues, the team at Vanmar Lending can point you in the right direction.

Getting pre-qualified will give you an idea where you stand in the home buying process. You will also have an idea how much of a home you could afford and what your estimated payment could be. The good thing about getting pre-qualified is – it only takes a few minutes. Getting pre-qualified can be completed online or with a simple phone call.

Once you are ready to move forward in the home-buying process, you can jump directly to STEP 6: FIND A REAL ESTATE AGENT.

Interested in getting Pre-Qualified Today? – CLICK HERE

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