As a First Time Home Buyer you may be getting very excited about buying your first home. You've started noticing all of the For Sale signs around the neighborhood. Maybe you've gone to some open houses. You are tired of paying someone else's mortgage (that is essentially what you are doing when you are paying rent). Maybe you just want a place of your very own, where you can make improvements that really reflect your personality. A place to wake up every morning and know that it is yours. Your own home.
Well, where do you start? The house hunt process really needs to start with the money. You need to determine what you can afford. I suggest that you meet with a great loan officer (Contact me for recommendation) to discuss where you are currently and what steps you need to take to get where you want to go. It can be a surprising process and you want to be well prepared to make an offer when you find a house that you love. Money is a large factor when making your initial offer. You want to have the following in place when you get serious about finding your new home:
Heather Thurber is a Sonoma County native with a strong love for and knowledge of the local area. Running her family business for years, Paperbacks Unlimited, has given her extensive experience that she now brings to the real estate industry. She is highly skilled at working one-on-one with clients and will guide you through every step of the process, helping to make your path home as smooth and stress free as possible. A home purchase is often the largest purchase you will make in your life and Heather is 100% committed to providing excellent service and supporting you to make your best real estate decisions with confidence and clarity.