First Time Buyers
I love working with first time buyers. Being a mother of 3 and nurturing by nature it’s a good fit for me! It’s so important to me that Buyers are protected and educated through the home buying process. It’s a big decision to purchase a home and I do my best to guide my clients through the process not only looking at the home for today but also for the future.
There are a lot of things to consider in addition to price and how the home you wish to purchase fits your needs today.
I really like to have my clients think about:
Resale – you probably will not live there forever. What will make this home be the home that sells if there are 5 homes for sale in the area? Sure those power lines don’t bother you but what about future buyers? What are the redeeming qualities that will bring buyers, what will eliminate buyers?
Schools – no kids now? That could change for you, or could be a factor for resale. I will direct you to the Oregon Schools Report Card website so you can review the schools in the area.
Investment/Future Rental Property – perhaps you will want to keep your first home and start building a portfolio of investment properties. If so we will talk about the property as a future rental, what would make it a desirable rental to tenants and how much could you charge for rent? We have resources to help us determine those answers.
General Condition / Future Maintenance – Sure it looks good now, and the inspection checked out but what will future costs be and when will items like a new roof siding, furnace or new windows come up?
These items and more are all discussed and worked through while looking for the perfect home.
Call me today to get started – first we talk to a lender or two then we go out and start the search!