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Guide for First Time Home Buyers

First Home Time Homebuyers

I look forward to working with you on buying your first home, from discussing the process to handing you the keys. First time home buyers need an experienced realtor (also referred to as a real estate agent) who can help them understand and work through the process of buying a new home.  You’ll also need to connect with other local professionals such as mortgage lenders (banks who will help you secure a loan for your home), inspectors (to make sure before you buy the home that there are no serious issues such as mold, termites, plumbing or electrical), and others.

If you are preparing to purchase your first home, here are some steps that I will work through with you as you buy your home:

  • Discuss what you are looking for in a home and what you can afford so that I can set you up a search that shows you homes that meet your criteria and alerts you as new homes become available.
  • Help you find a lender through a local bank or credit union to assist you with getting pre-approved for a mortgage.
  • Schedule visits to see homes together as you narrow down your choices.
  • Work together from putting in an offer, doing negotiations and inspections, and the closing processe

Contact me today to set up a meeting or to set up a search of the home types and price you are looking for. You can also start browsing homes in the Peoria area here or select a community that you may be interested in from the Search drop down menu above to see homes available there.

Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:’s First Time Home Buyers Guide

Investopedia’s First Time Home Buyer Guide

NerdWallet’s Illinois First Time Home Buyer Programs


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