First Time Homebuyers

First Time Homebuyers

Buying your first home can feel a little scary and even a bit confusing. Something that shouldn’t be either of those things – is dealing with your real estate agent. Finding an agent you feel comfortable with and can trust should be your number one priority when searching for your new home. 


I understand that first-time homebuyers may have more questions than their more seasoned counterparts and I believe those questions should be answered in a clear, easy-to-understand way, without jargon or omission. 


When you choose to work with me, I make it personal – because buying a home is one of the biggest personal decisions you’ll ever make.  I take the time to get to know your personality and desires in order to help you find that perfect first home that fits not only your budget but also your style. I’ll answer your questions (and calls!) and even help to educate you as we move through the home search and buying process. That’s because when you work with me, you get more than just a real estate agent, you get a highly responsive partner in your home buying experience.


Whether you’ve done your homework and know what to expect or it’s all brand new to you, I’m happy to help the first-time homebuyer find and seal the deal on the new home of their dreams.


Give me a call at (503) 809-9686 to make your dreams of buying your first home a reality.


Tips for first-time homebuyers

  • Put down at least 20% of the purchase price
  • Get your financial records in order – you’ll need them throughout the process
  • Actively manage your credit to keep a healthy credit score
  • Budget for the true cost of home ownership (property taxes, insurance, upkeep, and a savings for emergency repairs)
  • Learn about the area you want to buy in (“You’re not just buying a house, you’re buying a neighborhood.”)
  • Find a great agent to help you through the first-time homebuyer’s maze