The Keys to Choosing Your First Home
The Payne-Cook Team loves working with First Time Buyers. We realize this is one of your first major life purchases. How, where, and when to buy are critical decisions in establishing a strong financial foundation. We love going on the journey with you. Most importantly we are honest and will tell you when we think you should walk away from a deal. Our honesty will keep your emotions in check to find the "perfect" home.
Are you ready to enter the world of home ownership?
We make sure you fall in love with the right house. Determine with your real estate agent what your specific needs are, and schedule appointments to only those homes that meet these needs. You’ll still see a wide variety of homes, but your house hunting will be more focused.
House hunting really begins with a town or neighborhood. Consider the:
• Proximity to work
• Distance to shopping or restaurants
• Medical care availability
• Traffic flow, especially during high volume hours
• Quality of neighborhood schools
• Distance to schools, parks and libraries
• Desirability of the area (Are homes holding their value?)
Your lifestyle specifications can help you remain focused on finding the right home. You may need office space or room to entertain in your new home.
Are you looking for a home to grow into? Look down the road. For instance, buying a home with a nearby school-of-choice may not be a benefit to you now if you don’t have children in your home, but could be great for resale.
Stay flexible. Prioritize what you’d love in your home and accept that you may not find every feature, but can perhaps add them later.