Looking for your first home can be a stressful process. What seems to include only one or two decisions can actually turn into a much more complicated process, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and the whole process feeling impossible. Luckily, our mortgage team at ENB has compiled 5 tips for first-time homebuyers to follow that will make the process go a little smoother.
Category: First-Time Homebuyer
For a long time, owning a home has been part of the American Dream. Is it right for you? While homeownership requires a substantial upfront investment, it has several long-term benefits. Let’s look at some advantages of owning a home.
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After careful thought and planning, you’ve decided to take the plunge into home ownership. You have a pretty good idea in which area you want to buy and are about to start interviewing Realtors. At this point, many first-time homebuyers pause and ask themselves, “What exactly is the first step I should take when buying a home?” At ENB, we recommend setting up a meeting with a Mortgage Expert to discuss prequalification.