Buying a home is an exciting yet long process. However, it does not have to grueling. Especially when you have a professional agent from The Sarver Group!! These tips do not only apply to the first time home buyer, but really to any home buyer. First and foremost, start saving NOW! Save for your down payment. Typically you want to save 20%, but there are programs out there that allow to put down as little as 3%. Also, you’ll want to save for later, after you move in. You will want to add your own personal touch to your house. Next, you will want to meet with a reputable lender to determine what you can afford. They can walk through the whole mortgage process. Hiring a professional and knowledgeable agent, from The Sarver Group, will be most beneficial as we have the resources at our fingertips to provide your with everything you need to find your DREAM home. Take a drive around neighborhoods you might be interested in. Go during different times of the day, see who is out and about, how many kids are getting on the buses, are there any walking trails, check out the amenities, etc. When the times comes, your agent will assist you in making an offer. A few factors come into play, how much seller paid for their home, how long home has been on the market, what other homes in the area have sold for. Just to name a few. Once your offer has been accepted, CONGRATULATIONS, you are under contract! With a little research from you and The Sarver Group working hard on our side, your home buying experience can be smooth and seamless. Soon you can be relaxing in the home of your dreams! To read on more tips, click HERE.