Tips and Guidelines for First Time Home Buyers

If you haven’t bought a home before or if it is your first time to make the big investment in your home, there are some factors that should be considered especially if you haven’t bought a home yet.

Whether purchasing a car for the first time, a home for the first time, or anything for that matter for the first time, it can come with much confusion, a high level of uncertainty, and even some stress.  The home buying process is often seen by many as a “daunting” process.  This doesn’t have to be the case though, if the proper preparation and research is done.

Here are several first time home buyer tips and some advice to help make the process of purchasing a home for the first time much less stressful and seamless!

Professional Services

Though there are various articles and website content to help you find the perfect house, however, if you can consult a professional or a PoINt BreEZe Real EstATe agent of your specific area, it may provide you with valuable insights. This step may also facilitate you, in short listing the prospective houses to choose the best one. For example, if you are a single person or if you have small family, but you spend the time searching for the big houses, it may consume your time without providing you the desired results, however, if you have consulted a professional, he/she will probably guide in addressing the often overlooked aspects of finding a right home. Moreover, it is necessary to define your budget limit in order to find the best features within your range.

Familiarize Yourself

Though a hired professional in the real estate business is of great help, however, in order to determine that you are getting the best services, it is important that you are familiar with the process of buying a house. For instance, there is a broad overview of the things that will give you a rough sketch in terms of figuring out what step is best for you and what the best sequence to follow is.  Moreover, experts in the real estate business or a friend/ family member who has bought homes may also help you in defining the merits and demerits of the houses to achieve the house of your dreams. In addition, if you have successfully found the house you want to buy, the final deal of the house would require you to be familiar with the overall process.

Over Reliance on Online Sources

The point of using the word of over reliance is not to downplay the significance of the online sources available to guide the beginners in the process of buying homes but to underline the fact that if a person relies on the internet sources more than required time, you may be misguided. This means if this step is done before hiring a professional, it may provide you a general idea in terms of distinguishing the best and unwanted features of a house and main steps. Moreover, this step can also help to decide if buying a house is good for you or if going for the rental option will serve you best. In addition, prices of the adjoining areas could also be compared to estimate the price range of houses.

Budget Range

If you don’t determine the budget range before buying the house or surveying the market, chances are you will end up overspending. This is why it is important to restrict yourself within a budget, as the real estate markets have all sorts of houses and options, and if you don’t fix a range, you may buy a house you can’t manage or afford in the long run. Moreover, if you learn it before hand that one of the chosen house is not in the range, you can work on the financial aid options to arrange amount to buy a new house. Likewise, the suitable mortgage can also be narrowed down in accordance with your expenses and bank balance.


While it is important to pay attention to the specifications of the house you intend to buy, however, it is imperative to take into consideration the type of area your potential house is located in. As the area of your house may play a role in increasing or decreasing the maintenance cost of the house. For example, if you manage to find a good house, but the locality of is not friendly or comfortable in terms of dealing with people and the environmental conditions; you may have to spend a lot of money to preserve the house. Likewise, if the house is not in a decent condition, but the locality is suitable for you and the house, the cost spent on security and management can be reduced to a large extent.

Multifamily Leasing Technology

If you have the limited budget but you are interested in moving out of a rented apartment to a house on the permanent basis, the option of multifamily leasing could be utilized with the help of your close friends and family if you are not a person who likes to share the house with strangers. The main idea of a multifamily is to share a big unit among different families to meet the expectations of a house. Although a variety of schemes in the multifamily leasing are opted by the families, however, it is best to consult an expert in the field to find the best option for you.


Beginners in the real estate have the tendency to compare prices, which is beneficial to an extent; however, if you compare the prices without negotiating, you may end up paying more for your house than the experts in the field. The main point is that there is mostly a difference between the asked price and the actual price of a property and if you don’t negotiate the price with the owners, you won’t be able to secure a good deal. In other words, a good deal will be achieved if you engage in the process of negotiation to reach a point of consensus with your real estate agent or the property owner.

Role of Inspection

This step is often overlooked by the buyers, especially the new ones, but if you do the inspection of the house once, you will be able to realize what the advantages of following this step are. Though virtual tours are helpful to an extent, however, inspections done before breaking a deal can aid you in estimating the benefits and demerits of the house in the complete sense. In other words, the more or in-depth view of the house you have, the better you will be able to make the right choice.

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