Today, we’re busting some home buying myths that can seriously mislead people. I see the myths floating around all the time, but they’re just not true! Let’s bust these myths so you don’t fall into their traps.
Myth 1: You need a 20% down payment to buy a house. This is the classic homebuying myth–and it’s so wrong. While you do need to put money down to buy a house, there are many, many mortgage types out there that can decrease the amount you pay upfront. Some programs require as little as 3.5% down, which can make getting into a home so much easier.
Myth 2: You need perfect credit to own a home. Having excellent or good credit is helpful when qualifying for the best interest rate on a mortgage. But is it a requirement? Far from it! In fact, there are many loan programs out there to help buyers with less than perfect credit finance a home. You might be surprised at how low the credit requirement is for some of these programs. I’m happy to tell you more about them, so just send me an email if you want more information!
Myth 3: You need to do it all on your own. This myth is so wrong! When you’re a buyer, you have the opportunity to work with your choice of buyer’s agent, a real estate agent who will represent you as a buyer. Your agent will guide you through all of the ins and outs of buying a home, provide the advice and experience you need to make the best decisions, and be there to support you through the whole process. Plus, the seller typically pays the real estate agent’s commission, so you get all of that advice and guidance for free.
Buying a home can be complicated, it’s true. But now that you don’t believe these real estate myths anymore, you should feel much more confident and empowered to buy a home! A home is within your reach, and I would love to help you through the buying process.
Have any questions about buying a home in Lloydminster & area? Feel free to contact me anytime.