Looking to buy your first home; how do you start? Your best first step is to contact ChoiceOne Bank and get preapproved for your home loan or attend our upcoming first-time homebuyer seminars at the Grand Rapids branch on June 26 & 29. You’ll need to know how much house you can afford to begin your house hunting. Once you know what price range you are in, then you’ll need to find a realtor. Especially for first-time buyers, a realtor makes for a better experience because they will know the housing market. In a competitive market, this will be your next best step as your realtor will keep you informed about the homes for sale and negotiate your desires.
Long before my wife and I became debt free, we put a plan in place. That plan consisted of several things, one of which was buying our first house. Learn more about owning a home at our free-first time homebuyers’ seminar on May 15 from 5 - 7 pm and on May 18 from 10 am – 12 pm.