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5 Tips for Buying Your First Home

Apr 26, 2018, 17:52 PM by Danielle Silva
Are you ready for your first home? While that may seem daunting, here are 5 simple steps you can take to make the process easier: 

1. Start saving for a down payment early. Put aside monthly savings from your income to prepare for your upcoming purchase. The more you save for a down payment, the lower your mortgage will be. 

2. Check your credit. Your credit score is one of the most important aspects to consider when purchasing a home because it helps determine your interest rate and possibly the loan terms.

3. Get preapproved. If you are preapproved for a loan it means a lender has reviewed your financial information and advised how much you can afford. Preapproval also helps you budget for the monthly payments. 

4. Buy a home for tomorrow. Think about the future. Purchasing a home for your current needs is one thing, but you may be planning ahead for a family. A larger family may require a larger house.

5. Don’t forget – closing costs! Closing costs run between 2% and 5% of the purchase price. Shop around and compare prices for certain closing expenses, such as homeowners insurance, inspections, and title searches. 

Our mortgage experts at U.S. Eagle are a great resource. We also have calculators at useagle.org to help determine your monthly payments. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a seasoned veteran, give us a call at 505-342-8957, and we’ll be happy to help you along the path to homeownership. 
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