We purchased a house about a month and half ago. This was our first home purchase so there was a lot to learn. Everyone assumes that sine I am a lawyer I can just read any contract and know what it means. That is definitely not true. I practice family and criminal law so the financial side is over my head a lot of the time. For a first time buyer mortgage lingo can seem like a foreign language, and really, for most of us it is.
I was lucky enough to have a good friend who is also a loan officer there to help me every step of the way. She answered all my questions without judgment and walked me through the tedious process of getting approved. I don’t know if we would have made it through if we had been doing it with a complete stranger.
We also had an amazing realtor working for us. It just so happens that I went to high school with her daughter. She really listened to us about what was important to us, what we could afford, and then showed us what would fit. The house we ended up purchasing was one we would have never even set foot in if we had seen the For Sale sign driving by. However, once we got inside (and into the back yard!) we were sold. She still took us to other properties to make sure that we found the home that was perfect for us.
I have seen friends recently posting on Facebook that they are having problems with their house hunts. It can be a trying process so I am so grateful to our “team” that made it a great experience.
Now if only we could find a handyman that would work for cookies….