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First Time Home Buyer

Okay, you have decided it’s time to stop paying rent and buy your first home. Now, it’s time to make a plan! Remember, this is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make and you don’t need to do this alone. Contact a Realtor® that you trust and a Mortgage Lender with expertise in First Time Homebuyers. They can help guide you through the process.

Initially, you need to determine what you can afford which requires that you gather all of your monthly expenses so that you can set an all-inclusive budget. Do you have money set aside for a down payment? If not, set up a new home savings fund. How’s your credit? Check your credit (FICO) score and work with your lender to get your score over 680.

Have your Realtor® and your lender advise you of the many programs for First Time Homebuyers. Once you have decided to buy, get pre-qualified and you are ready to look for a house! The fun begins! You, your Realtor® and your lender will work together to find the home of your dreams.

Once you get an accepted offer, have the home inspected. This is a critical step that cannot be ignored. Your Home Inspector will thoroughly inspect the home and advise you of any issues they see of concern. Sometimes they may want you to bring in another expert: structural engineer, roofer, electrician, radon, mold, etc. Again, it’s a team effort. Once potential inspection issues are resolved and the appraisal is in, it’s time to set the closing.

Then, it’s time to take a deep breath and move into the home of your dreams!

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    3256 Waterfront Dr

    Monument, Colorado 80123


    Beautiful ranch-style home in Forest Lakes community near Bristlecone Lake! Forest Lakes hosts summer activities include a fishing derby, summer concert series, and movie...

    • 5
    • 4
    • 3219 Sq Ft
    Open HouseJul 27, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Hosted BySheri Reynolds 303-548-0763
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    12185 E Iowa Dr

    Aurora, CO 80012


    This charming 4 bedroom, 2 bath, bi-level is waiting for your personal touch. It has been freshly painted, new carpet throughout, new light fixtures,...

    • 4
    • 2
    • 1679 Sq Ft
    Open HouseJul 20, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Hosted BySue Priest 303-548-0643
  • Sold
    1861 Bel Lago View

    Monument, CO 80132


    Rare opportunity to live steps away from Monument Lake and within walking distance to historic downtown Monument. The front covered porch welcomes you into...

    • 4
    • 3
    • 2834 Sq Ft
  • Sold
    40755 County Road 21

    Elizabeth, CO 80107


    Sleek, Stunning and Private. This beautiful equestrian home is ideally tucked back off of CR 21 giving you the peace and tranquility of country...

    • 4
    • 4
    • 4909 Sq Ft
    • 40.04 Acres
  • Sold
    10418 Tanglewood Rd

    Franktown, CO 80116


    This spectacular ranch home offers a MILLION DOLLAR VIEW!! Enjoy the setting sun over the mountains from either the upper deck or the lower...

    • 7
    • 6
    • 5159 Sq Ft
    • 6.44 Acres

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  • Don’t try to purchase a home without support of a licensed Realtor®
  • Benefit from the expertise of a professional
  • Seller typically pays the commission
  • Review your options with a professional lender
  • Get pre-approved
  • Determine what you can afford
  • Fixed or adjustable rate
  • Conventional or government backed loans
  • Jumbo or conforming options
  • Determine the best option for you
  • Start your research early
  • Review your budget
  • Clean up credit report
  • Set aside funds for down payment
  • Research available grants and programs
  • Establish an all-inclusive budget
  • Check your credit FICO score and clean up any issues
  • Start a new home fund

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