With the Memorial Day just about upon us, we wanted to close out this week with a look back at our inaugural ‘First Time Home Buyers Week’. According the National Association of Realtors, nearly a third of real estate home buyers this year will be entering the housing market for the first time. For those who have bought a home in the past, you can certainly attest to all of the roads that need to be navigated before moving into that first home!
That’s why we dedicated the entire week of May 13th to posting content geared at helping first time buyers. Our efforts at helping first time home buyers didn’t end with posting content to the Blue Matter blog, we took the conversation to Twitter and shared insights, opinions and questions via the #FirstHome hashtag.
Whether you’ve missed out on any of the content from First Time Home Buyer Week or simply want to revisit anything, here’s a laundry list of the 20 pieces of content we posted.
Monday, May 13th
According the National Association of Realtors, nearly a third of real estate home buyers this year will be entering the housing market for the first time. As a first time buyer, you’ll soon find out that there’s so many roads that need to be navigated before moving into that first home.
You’ve heard the term before, but do you really know what it means? Don’t feel embarrassed, I didn’t really understand what it meant or the importance of being pre-approved for a mortgage until I started the process of searching for my first home.
As with most change, it happens gradually over time as opposed to overnight. So I’m not quite sure when it happened, but I recently realized that I’m ready. I want to own my own home.
Here are the top 3 reasons why I feel like now is the time for me to buy a home:
In this video, Diann Patton of Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty explains the basic points of what a mortgage is.
Tuesday, May 14th
Diann Patton of Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty share why interest rates are so important in this latest video.
It has been a little over a month since my girlfriend and I took the leap and decided that NOW was the time for us to buy. With five plus years experience working for the Coldwell Banker brand and hours of HGTV television shows under our belts; we thought we’d be grizzled veterans who wouldn’t be surprised by anything. We were wrong.
The following post comes from Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty, Inc. agent, Kim Knapp. Kim is an experienced agent in Northern Florida and has a great team who has worked with countless first-time home buyers.
Here are her 8 …read more
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