You are thinking about becoming a home owner! The prospect of owning your own home is an exciting one. The
purchasing process has its twists and turns but ERA is here to help guide you through
your home search and purchase.
Home Buying Process
Buying a home is most likely the single biggest purchase you will make in your lifetime. In today's information-rich landscape, consumers have access to a wealth of data and insights. Leverage the many available on-line tools and databases to help understand your options - from financing to budgeting to neighborhoods.
1. Mortgage Calculator
2. Rent vs. Buy Calculator
3. Homes.com Neighborhood Information
Owning a home is one of the single best ways to build personal wealth because homes typically increase in value over the long-term. Consult an ERA agent to understand home value trends in your neighborhood.
In addition, there are tax benefits associated with home ownership. Consult a tax professional to learn more.
Before buying a home, you need to get your financial house in order! Here are five steps you need to take when preparing to buy your first home: doing the math, knowing your credit score, knowing the down payment, closing costs and more. Watch this video to learn more.
How Do I Determine What Homes I can Afford? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hLYP6XjVlQ
Whether or not you have a detailed plan of attack or are casually interested in home buying, the first step for many home buyers is to search online. Consider using home search sites such as ERArealestate.com.
Shopping for the perfect house
An ERA real estate agent can help you navigate one of the most important - and complicated! - financial transactions of your life. From negotiating an offer, to understanding a home inspection, to evaluating mortgage options, you can turn to your trusted ERA® Real Estate agent for advice, counsel and overall guidance.