Buying a home for the first time is no easy task. Between choosing a neighborhood, shopping for homes, and finding a real estate agent, it can be hard to know where to start. It doesn’t help that the first step is often the most stressful: finding the money. But have no fear, we have compiled a checklist for first time home buyers to ensure the process goes smoothly!
Regardless of if you are looking for a mansion or the tiniest house you can find; houses are not cheap, and even if you’ve been saving, you likely will need some help. Luckily, that’s where your friends at GCU come in handy! We want to see you land the house that is best for you and your budget, that is why we offer a wide array of services and programs to help you do just that. That leads to step one in the home buying process:
1. Come to GCU!
We will work with you to find the best possible options for your financial needs and as a first time home buyer, you are in luck! GCU’s First Time Homebuyer Program is made specifically for you! This program offers personal assistance and low closing costs, making for a great option.
We will also work with you to find the best combinations of loan options that are out there! For instance, did you know that Fannie Mae now allows 3% down payment options for first time home buyers? Partnering this with GCU’s First Time Homebuyer Program could be just the loan option you need to secure the first home you’re looking for.
2. Find a real estate agent
3. Research potential neighborhoods
4. Make a list of features you must (or must not!) have in your home
5. Go house hunting- always look at more than one option
6. Get an inspection
7. Make an offer!
Buying your first home hopefully doesn’t seem so hard anymore, so what are you waiting for? Come on down to GCU to see what we can do for you. For all your first time home buying needs, we’ve got your back.