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Steps to Buying your First Home with HiLine Homes

Posted by HiLine Hal
April 14, 2015

steps-to-buying-pic-4-14-15.docx.jpgBuying a starter home doesn’t have to mean bidding on foreclosures or waiting more than a year for a short sale in the Northwest. When you choose a residential home builder with several starter home floor plans, you aren’t stuck with someone else’s leftovers. You also receive a guaranteed build time. By building on your lot, you pick the neighborhood you desire. According to an article by Yahoo Homes, there are several steps to take when buying your first home. When you buy a home through an on-line auction site, you could be taking a chance. Working with a real estate agent can add to the costs of buying or selling real estate. When working with a residential home builder, it starts with an interest in owning your own home on your chosen lot.

Talk to a HiLine Homes, Home Consultant

A new home consultant will be able to fill you in on the details of different starter homes that might work for your family as well as provide you with financing information. You can become pre-qualified for a loan before you choose a specific floor plan. In some cases, you can receive 100% financing packages. Ask your home consultant for a list of approved lenders who work with HiLine Homes to provide the best interest rates and financing terms.

Visiting a Model Home

One of the great things about the modern age is the fact that you can get a good feel for a home by looking at photos online. It’s also important, though, to visit a model home or showroom to really know what it’s like to walk through a custom home. By touring a model, you can get a better idea of what kind of appliances, flooring, fixtures and finishes appeal to you as a first-time home buyer. Bring along family and friends so you know how the space feels.

Buying a lot

You may or may not decide to work with a real estate agent when buying a lot. In some cases, you can bid on-line for a lot in the northwest. To be successful, make sure you visit the area and walk around. Talk to neighbors if possible. Make sure to set up a visit with the listing agent so you aren’t trespassing.

A lot of people experience buyer’s regret when they buy a short sale or foreclosure that turns into a money pit. By choosing new construction, you have less maintenance, fewer hassles and more energy efficiency built into the new technology.

At HiLine Homes, we specialize in on your lot custom homes in the Northwest. For more information on the steps you need to take to buy your first home, please contact us.