3 Tips for Buying Your First Home In Connecticut

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Buying your first home will be one of the biggest decisions that you make in your life. While the Constitution State’s draw may be its beauty and history, many young professionals and families would ideally love to live in this beautiful state. However, homes in Connecticut can be somewhat pricey and sometimes over 100 years old. Here are some home buying tips that can make the process of buying your first dwelling in Connecticut easy and stress free.

Prioritize Your Wants and Needs

Typically your first home will not be your dream home, but it can come pretty close if you’re patient and willing to bend on some of those little extras that you may not necessarily need in a home. First time home buyers have a hard time prioritizing. The best way to prioritize is to make a list of what is most important, second important and least important. Would you prefer to be in a more populated area? How close do you want to live to your child’s school? Are you okay with having oil heat? By making these decisions ahead of time, you will be able to sort through hundreds of homes to make the process easier. Keep in mind that winters can be very cold in Connecticut and summers can get up to 100 degrees so finding a house that can be cooled and heated easily are important.

Get Pre-Approved

While you’re in the process of looking for homes, it is a good idea to get pre-approved for a mortgage so when you find the home that is right for you and your family, can make an offer quickly and efficiently. It can take four to six weeks to be pre-approved so make this a priority and one of the first things you do when you’re ready to buy.

Find a Real Estate Broker

For free, a real estate broker will help you sort through the literally thousands of homes for sale in Connecticut. They can do the hard work for you as they have access to many resources that you don’t to search for the home that is right for you and your family. If you provide the broker with a list of the key points you’re looking for in a home, they will find listings that closely match what you want.

The secret to buying a home in Connecticut is to find a balance between what you want and what you can actually afford. It can feel like a long process but with patience and some hard work, you will find the home you are looking for to enjoy for years to come.

Michelle Manter As a local top producing Realtor, I would Love to get you started on you home buying journey, Michelle Manter Giglietti is here to help. I run a team of all star agents who specialize in first time home buyers. Feel free to Contact me anytime to talk about your real estate goals.
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