First Time Homebuyer’s Guide: How Much Do You Need to Save?

Down Payment

When I was young I never gave much thought to living in a house.  Did you?

It was a given.  It was all I’d ever known.  I had always lived in a home and so did everyone else I knew.

My, how perspective changes when suddenly you’re the one thinking about buying a home!  

Here are some of the questions that I had prior to becoming a Realtor and witnessing the process first hand:

1.  What is the first step that I need to take?

2.  How do I know how much money I need to have saved?

3.  How do I figure out what I can afford?

My hope in this series of posts is to provide an overview of the home-buying process for those who are thinking about buying their first home and are slightly confused/overwhelmed with the whole process.  What follows is a step-by-step guide through…

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