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Are you looking to buy a home in the near future? The process of buying a home is long, with many steps along the way. Also, there are many common misconceptions about buying a home that trips up buyers every single year. With this, the more you understand about the home buying process going into it, the smoother of a process you should expect it should be. Continue reading and discover a few crucial points to understand about buying a home. 

An agent makes the process easier

It is incredibly beneficial to have a reputable real estate in your corner when purchasing a home. An experienced real estate agent should be able to guide through you the entire home buying process, such as schedule home inspections and showings. They are also there to answer any of your questions. Many homebuyers are hesitant to hire a real estate agent because they do not think it is worth the investment. 

You may not need to put 20% down

Did you know that you don’t necessarily need to put down 20 percent down to buy a home? Many people are under the misconception that you shouldn’t even consider making an offer on a home. Today, people make lower down payments all the time. They are not necessarily bad and can allow people to purchase who would otherwise be unable to make the downpayment.

Budget for closing costs

Many first-time homebuyers do not factor in closing costs when they set their initial housing budget. In some cases, closing costs can put a home out of a buyer’s price range. In most cases, closing costs will run you 2 to 5 percent on the loan amount. 

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