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A First-Time Homebuyer's Guide to Homeownership

Step 1: Determine Your Budget

One of the first steps in the homebuying journey is to establish a realistic budget. Consider your income, expenses, and any potential financial assistance. Our experts can help you calculate how much you can afford and assist in finding loan programs that fit your financial situation.

Step 2: Save for a Down Payment

Start saving for a down payment, which is typically a percentage of the home’s purchase price. We can guide you on down payment options, including assistance programs and loans for first-time buyers, to make homeownership more accessible.

Step 3: Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Get pre-approved for a mortgage to know how much you can borrow and show sellers you’re a serious buyer. We’ll connect you with trusted mortgage professionals.

Step 4: Search for Your Ideal Home

Begin your home search with your budget and pre-approval in mind. Our local expertise in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, and Washtenaw Counties will help you find the perfect property.

Step 5: Make an Offer and Negotiate

Make an offer on your chosen home, and we’ll negotiate the best deal. We’ll ensure the terms align with your budget and requirements.

Step 6: Home Inspection and Appraisal

Arrange for a home inspection and appraisal to safeguard your investment. We can recommend trusted professionals for this.

Step 7: Closing the Deal

The final step is the closing process. We’ll assist with the paperwork and legalities, so you can soon hold the keys to your new home.

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