4. Build your homeownership dream team.
Buying a home can be complicated and intimidating. This is why finding the right team of professionals by your side is crucial. They will help you navigate through the entire process and reach your goals.
Consider having on your team a local and experienced real estate agent, whose expertise is vital to your home search and will ensure that you get the best deal possible. A trusted mortgage lender or home lending advisor can help you understand how much you can afford, what financing options are available and best for you, and where you can get assistance suited to your situation. Your agent can also refer you to other professionals that will be part of your homeownership dream team, including a real estate attorney, home inspector, contractors, appraiser, title company, home insurance agent, among others.