Tips for a first-time home buyer

Getting ready to purchase a new home for the first time? It can be a scary task, but Earthmover has put together a list of 13 things to keep in mind when you start the process.


  1. Save for a down payment and closing costs.
  2. Know how much home you can afford.
  3. Get preapproved first.
  4. Get your credit in shape.
  5. Take advantage of loan programs.
  6. Compare lenders to find the right one.
  7. Pick a real estate agent you trust.
  8. Save for unexpected expenses.
  9. Put together your must-have list and deal breakers.
  10. Get familiar with the neighborhood.
  11. Make a competitive offer.
  12. Have the home inspected.
  13. Negotiate with confidence.

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