First Time Home Buyers

Couple with dream homePurchasing your first new home is an exciting time! The process can be overwhelming at times, so here are a few tips to make the new home buying experience as smooth as possible.

Step One: Educate yourself as much as possible. We regularly post great information on our Blog and also provide our useful Homebuyer’s Toolkit for your convenience.

Step Two: Pre-qualify for a loan.
Use our mortgage calculator to get an idea of how big of a home your family is able to afford, then visit or call a bank to get pre-approved for a loan. Faber Homes recommends working alongside one of our preferred lenders that meets your specific needs.

Step Three: Create your dream home wish list.
Once you know the budget, create a wish list for your home. Some requirements you might consider are:

•  Location (for tax purposes, school districts, and proximity to places of employment, shopping, recreation, etc.)
•  Lot acreage
•  Number of bedrooms and bathrooms
•  Square footage
•  Entertainment space
•  Storage requirements
•  Home efficiencies
•  Neighborhood amenities

Step Four: Plan a visit.
Once you decide on a location, be sure to visit the area on different days of the week and at different times of the day to get a feel for the neighborhood, traffic, local stores, to ensure it will fit with your lifestyle.