Want to Buy a Home? Download This Checklist.
Get Your Buying Journey Started
Buying a home is a very exciting time in your life. It can also feel stressful or overwhelming, with all the unknowns and expectations. But you don’t have to go through it alone or unprepared. The New Home Buyer Checklist will walk you through the entire process of buying a new home. From discussing with your partner about what you want out of a house to understanding what happens on closing day – we’ve got everything covered for you! The checklist contains everything you need to prepare for a first time home buyer loan before you even begin house hunting.
Step 1: Have the Home Buying “Talk”
Have that home-buying talk with your partner or spouse (or yourself!) about what you are looking for in a home so that you can zero in on the right homes when the time comes. You may want to consider your commute, the school district, or what you’ll do if one of you decides to change jobs.
Also, consider the type of home you want to buy, such as a condo or single family. Discuss what features are important to you. Energy efficiency, a specific floor plan, or the number of bedrooms and bathrooms?
Don’t forget to have an honest conversation about a monthly mortgage budget. This will be important later as you will need to communicate this to your lender as part of the loan consult.
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What’s Included in the Checklist
This checklist will help you through the home buying process, from preparing to apply for a mortgage to learning about all the essentials and what to expect, including:
- Reviewing all of your financial assets (looking in the piggy banks).
- How to learn lending lingo to demystify what your lender and realtor communicate.
- How to find a good lender.
- When to get pre-approved.
- When to start house hunting.
- Preparing for closing on your new home.
You can head over to our Learning Center to find more resources on home buying and the current market. The Learning Center contains a variety of formats, including articles, downloadable guides, and videos. A great video to watch is the Wait to Buy? The 20% Down Payment Myth.
Also, Nathan Mortgage loan officers are always available to you as a resource. Get your free consultation on the phone, online meeting, or in the office. Loan officers at Nathan Mortgage are independent brokers, which means they are not commission-driven. You can be assured that you will get unbiased advice that is best for your financial picture and goals.
Nathan Mortgage loan officers frequently post on LinkedIn to share the latest news and stats for the market. If you are looking for their take on this month’s housing market, economy, and more, you can find links to their individual LinkedIn profiles on the Our Team page.
Head over to our Realtor Spotlight page to view realtors with who we have extensive experience working with. We only feature realtors who demonstrate consistent success in a hot market, excellent service to their clients and stay abreast of the latest market changes. We provide this resource to homebuyers as part of our community-first approach to lending.