First Time Home Buyers
Purchasing 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.