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  • Writer's pictureKimberly Van Hal, REALTOR

Most Effective Options for Today's First-Time Homebuyers

If you’re looking to buy your first home, you’re likely balancing several factors. Because both mortgage rates and home prices have risen this year, it costs more to buy a home than it did even just a few months ago. But that doesn't mean you have to put your plans on hold. Partnering with me and honing your strategy will help you navigate today's market and find the home you want. Here are two tips to help you get started.

Prioritize Your Wish List

If you’re having trouble finding a home in your budget that checks all the boxes, consider taking another look at your lists of what you want and what you really need. To open your options, be flexible in what you're looking for. Making a concession now doesn’t mean you’ll never have everything on your list. You can always add certain features to make the home your own after you've moved in.

Increase Your Search Radius to Consider More Locations

Be flexible in your location. Some areas may have more homes within your price range than others. If you want to find a home that meets most of your criteria and still fits within your budget, consider looking in less expensive neighborhoods or communities.

Bottom Line

If you’re serious about purchasing your first home this year, revisiting your wish list and desired location can help. Partner with me to explore all the options so you can achieve your homeownership dreams.


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