Saira  Hayat Khan

Saira Hayat Khan

Sales Representative

RE/MAX PRIME PROPERTIES Brokerage

Mobile:
647 889 4324
Office:
905-554-5522
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I'm A First Time Home Buyer - What Should I Expect?

Congratulations on embarking on the journey of becoming a homeowner! Here's what you can expect as a first-time homebuyer:

  1. Financial Preparation: Before diving in, make sure you have a clear understanding of your budget and financial capabilities. This includes saving for a down payment, closing costs, and having a good credit score.

  2. Research: Spend time researching the housing market in your desired area. Look at property prices, neighborhood amenities, school districts, and future development plans.

  3. Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage: It's crucial to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you start house hunting. This will give you a clear idea of how much you can afford and makes your offer more attractive to sellers.

  4. House Hunting: This is the fun part! Work with a real estate agent to find properties that meet your criteria. Attend open houses, schedule viewings, and take notes on each property.

  5. Making an Offer: Once you find a home you love, your real estate agent will help you make an offer. Be prepared for negotiations with the seller.

  6. Home Inspection: After your offer is accepted, you'll typically have a home inspection. This is to identify any issues with the property that may not be visible to the naked eye. 

  7. Closing Process: If the inspection goes well and your mortgage is approved, you'll move on to the closing process. This involves signing a lot of paperwork and transferring ownership of the property.  

  8. Moving In: Once the closing is complete, congratulations! You're officially a homeowner. Plan your move carefully and enjoy settling into your new home.

    Remember, buying a home can be a complex process, but with the right preparation and guidance from professionals, it can also be incredibly rewarding. Good luck!

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