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seller fiancing a home - is it your best option?

Are you thinking about selling your home? Has someone approached you about seller financing the home? Is this an option that you need to know more about? Working with a real estate agent can help you avoid costly mistakes when selling your home. He or she can help you learn about seller financing and determine if it would be a good option for you to consider. My real estate agent helped me sell my home to a wonderful family that didn't have credit that was established enough to take out a traditional mortgage. Visit my site to find out what we looked for to determine if this was a wise decision for us to make.


seller fiancing a home - is it your best option?

Advice For A First Time Home Buyer

by Dan Vasquez

Buying a home is one of the most exciting and anxiety filled times in your life. As a first time home buyer, you may not know what to expect. There are different aspects about buying a house that you may not understand. Well, do not be worried. Buying a home is not as scary as a lot of people think. Buying a home should and can be a very exciting time in your life. To help you get started, here are a couple different things you should do before buying a home. 

Know Your Credit 

In order to qualify for a home loan, you are going to need to have a good credit history. Credit is a complicated aspect of your financial history and is calculated using your payment history, amount owed, length of credit history, new credit, and type of credit used. You will want to make sure that you have a good credit score. It is best to know what your credit score is before you apply for the loan because even applying can actually damage your credit. You can check your credit once a year for free, and it is smart to do so. If you find that your credit is not where it should be, then it may be advantageous to wait on buying a home. If your credit is poor, then you could be paying a great deal of money in interest. There are also companies out there that can help you repair your credit. Knowing your credit and working on your credit may be a crucial part of your home buying experience. 

Talk With A Real Estate Agent 

If you are a first time home buyer you need to know that a real estate agent is going to be a big help to you. You also need to know that you are not going to be the one that pays the real estate agent. Some first time home buyers are worried that they will not be able to afford a real estate agent, but most of the time the agent will be getting their commission from the seller. A real estate agent is going to be an advocate for you because they are going to know the homes in the area. They will put you in houses that are in your price range and meet your criteria. Do not try to find homes on your own; use a real estate agent to speed up the process.