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17 October 2018

Guide to buying your first house

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Guide to buying your first house

Having our own home is a dream for everybody. While it’s not an easy goal to have it’s certainly attainable with lots of hard work. Unless you have money to throw around you won’t be buying a house on the spur of the moment. When you finally reach a place where you are ready to buy a house you’ll want to make sure you find the best house.

Here’s a few pointers to remember when you start the house hunting process.

Research

Ideally you’ve done your research even before you went to your bank. You’ve looked at locations, selling prices, interest rates, and requirements. As you do your research, hopefully, you’ll learn more about buying a house. Equipping yourself with knowledge and information is a very good way to start your house hunting.

Budget

Figuring out your budget is the first step. Visit a mortgage advisor or your bank and they’ll take a look at your finances. Of course this means a close look at your credit history too.

Savings

To get to this point you should have some savings already. The more you can pay as a down payment the better your mortgage will be.

Other fees

This goes hand in hand with research. The whole house hunting and buying includes different fees, not just the amount you need for a down payment or for your monthly payments. It’s important to know about these fees.

Home Insurance

Another cost that you need to factor in is Home Insurance. If you live in an area that is affected by flooding, storms, or other natural disasters then it’s a good idea to get it. You may be even required to have it.

The best thing to do is really get information. If you are not ready yet and are just starting to save information will help you set a goal. Hopefully, this helps you find the house of your dreams.

James Parton

James Parton

Born and raised in Portland, James is a gentlemen with diverse interests from the great outdoors, to design. He's a freelance journalist and editor-at-large here at Jaribo.

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