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Jennifer Wilbur

Coldwell Banker United - Heights

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Provide sellers and buyers with the service and Committee they deserve to purchase there next home. - I just wanted to post some information that you will find useful in todays economy To help 1st time home buyers with the process to Buy ther

Tips for first time, single females homebuyers

February 2nd, 2012

Jennifer Wilbur

Vice President of Sales
Coldwell Banker
1505 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX. 77008

713-866-7815 (Work)
281-685-6132 (Mobile)
713-869-7570 (Fax)
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Tips for first time, single females homebuyers.

Ladies First

Ladies first – tips for first time, single female homebuyers

Single females continue to be a driving force in the housing market. In fact, according to the National Association of REALTORS
® 2007 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, one-fourth of all recent first-time home buyers were single women. They also represented 20 percent of all home buyers, up two percent from 10 years ago. The Coldwell Banker® organization recommends the following steps for women considering buying their first home:

Get your finances In order. First and foremost, check your credit history. Order a report from one of the three major agencies and take immediate steps to rectify any problems. Make sure you pay your bills on time and have established a solid savings plan. You want to be on firm financial footing when you begin the home buying process especially since you will be funding the purchase on one income, especially with lending institutions tightening their output.

Buy within reason. Have a good idea of what you willing, or not willing, to do with a home. Determine whether you want a house that is move-in ready, or whether you want “the handyman special.” If you decide to take the do-it-yourself route, be sure to establish a separate budget for that process so you stay on top of both the mortgage and renovation costs.

Work with a reliable real estate sales associate. Buying a home is likely the largest transaction you will ever make. When you are buying on your own, be sure to surround yourself with a team of professionals who will help you navigate through the process. An established real estate sales associate can coordinate information from beginning to end and help identify the professionals you will need (inspectors, lawyers, contractors) to make the experience is as smooth as possible. As a professional REALTOR
®, I can be your resource.

Disclaimer : The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Houston Association of REALTORS®
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