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Home Sweet Home


Welcome to the exciting process of buying the home of your dreams! The word “home” has so many connotations: a place of comfort, a refuge, a family space or a place to express your personal style.

Searching for a home can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. First 30 Days will help you get through it. In the next month, you can expect to:

  • Narrow down the type of home you want.
  • Set a budget for the type of home you can afford.
  • Select a neighborhood that suits your needs.
  • Line up your down payment and find the right mortgage.
  • Prepare for the closing and moving process.

On your first day, why not go out and get a newspaper or real estate circular at your local grocery store and do some window-shopping? Look at the types of homes you would be interested in and get an idea of what they might cost. Look at homes in different neighborhoods, too. You never know where your future home might pop up!

DID YOU KNOW? The typical homebuyer searches for eight weeks and looks at nine homes before making a decision? However, every person’s search varies. You may or may not find your dream home in the next 30 days, but these tips will help you search like an old pro.

Posted: 4/26/17
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