Are You A First-Time Homebuyer?

Are you a first-time homebuyer? Did you know that if you haven’t owned a property in the last three years that you are considered a first-time homebuyer?

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First-Time Home Buyer Advice

You can’t know everything there is to know about buying a home, especially when you’re a first-time homebuyer.

How much down payment do I need for a house?

Many first-time homebuyers believe they have to put 20 percent down on a home. But that’s far from true.

Why do people say you need 20% down?

Average down payments are well under 20 percent. So why do so many people say 20 percent down is the minimum.

How to choose a mortgage lender as a first time home buyer

One of the biggest mistakes first-time homebuyers make is not shopping around for a mortgage.

What credit score do you need to buy a house for the first time?

Most loan programs require a credit score of 620 or higher to buy a house for the first time. That includes conventional loans, most VA loans, and USDA loans (which require 640+).

What qualifies you as a first-time buyer?

If you’re buying your first-ever home, you’re a “first-time homebuyer” by default.

Do I need a home inspection?

Some loan types, like the FHA and VA mortgage programs, require a home inspection to make sure the home meets requirements for safety and affordability.

What are points? How do I know if I should buy them or not?

A point is simply 1 percent of the loan amount. If you choose to “buy your rate down,” or pay “discount points,” you will get a lower interest rate.

What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is an insurance policy that makes homeownership

possible for homebuyers who don’t want to make a 20 percent down payment.

If you have questions or are ready to begin the first-time home buying process, just complete the form below, and a member of our team will be in touch shortly!


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