Essential Strategies for New Home Buyers

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Purchasing a new home can be an exciting venture, one that will bring great rewards in years ahead. As you begin your real estate journey, you should follow a few strategies for new home buyers that help things go smoothly.

Keep these important tips in mind when looking for your new home:

 

  • Protect your credit score: Having a good credit score helps boost your chances of being approved for a mortgage and getting great interest rates. Make sure you pay bills on time and keep your credit card balances low so you won’t hurt your score.
  • Figure out a budget: Look at your income, and decide how much of a monthly mortgage payment you can afford. Leave room in your budget to set side money for home repairs. Consider having a lender pre-approve you so you’ll get an idea of a realistic price range.

Need more advice for new home buyers? Visit our ERA Real Estate website for more resources to help you find the perfect house!

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