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First-time Home Buyers

You've made the decision to make one of the largest investments you'll ever make in your life-buying your first home. You're excited, but at the same time anxious. Some of the questions you may be asking are: Will I be able to afford the home of my dreams? Do I have enough money for a down payment? Can I get a home inspected before I make an offer? Rest assured, you are not alone. According to a National Association of REALTORS Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, first-time homebuyers recently accounted for 40 percent of the homes purchased. The home buying process can be overwhelming, but if you go into it prepared, your first purchase can be a good experience. Here are some things to consider before making the plunge.

Above all, remember that there are no silly questions. Make sure you understand and are comfortable with every aspect of the transaction. Your real estate professional can be an invaluable asset in helping you make educated decisions so that your first-home purchase is a rewarding experience.