Madison First Time Home Buyers Guide

Each year we help many first-time home buyers in Madison achieve their goal of home ownership. Whether you're seeking a home or a condo, our entire team is here to provide you with the service, information, and resources you need for a satisfying and stress-free experience.

First Time Buyer Tips

1) Choose a full-time buyer specialist. 

Someone who knows the inventory of homes and condos in the Madison area, and who will represent your best interests until the day you receive your keys at the closing table. Our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find the very best home for your needs, at the very best possible price.

Education is an important key for many first time home buyers. When you hire us to help you buy your home, we provide you with educational resources that will teach you about both the home purchase and mortgage process. Our goal is to make sure you become knowledgeable and comfortable with every step along the way.

2) Work with a lender who is a good fit for your needs. 

One of your very first steps in your journey toward home ownership should include a visit with an experienced, local lender. We can refer you to a lender who has the experience and background that are a great fit for your needs. When you meet with your lender, you'll want to learn about the variety of home loan programs that are available to you, including mortgage products that are designed specifically for first time home buyers. You'll also want to receive your mortgage preapproval, so you know how large a loan you can comfortably afford.

3) Work with the right home inspector. 

A home inspector will complete a thorough review of your property before you go ahead with your purchase. An inspection typically lasts about 3 hours, and we attend your inspection with you. A quality home inspector will identify any defects that could potentially affect the value and safety of your home. When your inspector does find defects, we help you negotiate your desired outcome with the seller.

A home inspection also offers you a great opportunity to learn about home maintenance and how to care for your home over the long-term. A good home inspector will share their knowledge about proper home maintenance, and provide tips on how you can avoid costly repair bills down the road.

4) Work with a team of buyer experts that always puts your best interests first. 

From the first interview that determines your requirements to the moment that you receive your keys, we guide you through the entire process of buying your first home in Dane County. Don't hesitate to contact us to find out more about how we make the entire process easy!

What one First Time Home Buyer has to Say about her Experience


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