How To Buy a Home
How To Buy a Home
Buying a home can become very simple if you follow some very simple steps:
What is your budget? If you do not want to curse yourself in future for buying such an expensive home, the ideal first step should be a shameless calculation of your budget. The actual amount that you can afford depends on your monthly income, your credit rating, current monthly expenditure including previous loans and installments, down payment and present interest rate. You can calculate it easily using a finance calculator offered be almost all loan agents online. The formula goes like: you can afford to spend 29% of your gross monthly income depending on your debt. Otherwise you can invest up to 41% of your monthly income on housing or house related expanses if you do not have any previous debt to repay.
Find your Lender: Get a lender but do not surrender to his or her wishes or plans. Do all necessary home works and get up to date with the latest market trend and interest rates even before you set any appointment with your loan agent.
You can select from a conventional mortgage loan, sub prime mortgage loan or a FHA loan. Other things you need to calculate is primary down payment amount, monthly mortgage payments and even the trustworthiness of the lender and it’s market reputation.
If you follow these simple steps meticulously, you can save a lot of money while buying a home.
Learning how to buy a home doesn’t have to be difficult. While you can certainly browse listings online for fun, the agents have access to all the newest listings and the best deals. Next, you will work with your real estate agent to go over everything you want and need in a home. Consider things like price, location, and the size of the home you want. If you love living near a city, make sure your home options are close by or in the city. Then, your agent should work to find a home you will love. Don’t be worried if it is slightly out of your price range, because the right real estate agent will be able to work on getting you a good deal.
If you take it step-by-step, learning how to buy home does not need to be a daunting task.
(Executive Summary about How To Buy a Home by James Jean and Rob Gill)
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