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first time home buyers

Take the Stress Out of Homebuying

Keep these tips in mind for a less stressful homebuying experience!Buying a home should be fun, not stressful. As you look for your dream home, keep in mind these tips for making the process as peaceful as possible:

1. Find a real estate agent who you connect with. Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It’s critical that the REALTOR® you chose is both highly skilled and a good fit with your personality.

2. Remember, there’s no “right” time to buy, just as there’s no perfect time to sell. If you find a home now, don’t try to second-guess interest rates or the housing market by waiting longer — you risk losing out on the home of your dreams. The housing market usually doesn’t change fast enough to make that much difference in price, and a good home won’t stay on the market long.

The Lure of Homeownership

Homeownership has always been a part of the traditional American Dream. It may be surprising to some, but even with the recent sluggish economy and changes in mortgage regulations, many are still holding on to that dream. Read the REAL Trends article below for details on consumer views of housing and using a real estate agent:

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