Education is key when it comes to purchasing your first home! It is important to have an good understanding of the entire process.
As mentioned before, the first steps are to get pre-qualified and find a Licensed Real Estate Agent.
Start by speaking with your bank regarding their rates and programs. Check with your family, friends, or colleagues to see if they have had good experiences with any of their mortgage lenders too. Finally, your Real Estate Agent should be able to provide a few good recommendations for mortgage lenders as well.
When it comes to selecting your Real Estate Agent, don't be afraid to interview a few Agents before deciding who you would like to work with. Your Agent should be able to walk you through the home buying process, point out details that you'll want to keep in mind or consider, provide recommendations and tips at different steps of the process, and be able to answer any questions you have.
Feel free to contact me if you'd like to meet one day soon - I would be glad to help you get started as you begin your home search!
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams Realty Greater Rochester West