We hear this question the most from our first time home buyers, often with a measure of hyperventilation! The answer? As your circumstances allow or demand. Many home buyers who are new to to the world of real estate enter with considerable trepedation.
Regardless of IQ, education, or street smarts, purchasing one's first home feels much like being a kid jumping into the deep end of the swimming pool for the first time. Our human brains are designed to ensure survival, which is why a multitude of "what ifs" enter the mind of someone contemplating a large stride into full adulthood. That, in itself is a scary proposition.
Unless you have some experience in the housing industry, you won't know which questions to ask, or which occurences during the process are important, and which are trivial. Therefore, it's vital to ally yourself with an experienced, knowledgeable real estate agent who will take the time to explain the components of the real estate transaction to you, and also to refer you to the various service providers who will play a role as you make your first home purchase.
We provide client consultation and advocate on your behalf throughout the transaction cycle.
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AUTHOR: MARK AND LAURA ANDERSON - REALTY GROUP, INC.