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New Year, New Home: How To Get Started

January 22, 2024

As we bid farewell to another year and welcome the promising dawn of 2024, it's a time for new beginnings, aspirations, and resolutions. Among the countless resolutions people make, one that often resonates deeply is the idea of finding the perfect home. If you are in this category and ready to purchase a NEW home in 2024, we did some homework for you. 

We chatted with Lo Weinstein from Approved Mortgage and she gave us the first 5 tips and tricks for purchasing a new home. 

1. Start saving - It's never too early to begin saving. If you haven't started yet, start TODAY!

2. Check and polish credit - Make sure to monitor your credit and begin working to improve your score. 

3. Research loan products - There are a few different types of loans, with Conventional and FHA loans being the two most popular  when buying a home. Do the research to determine which loan will work best for you.  

4. Determine monthly budget - Budgeting is, of course, a  must when looking to purchase a new home. Review your monthly budget to figure out what you and/or your family can afford to spend each month on your mortgage.

5. Get preapproved - this is where Lo and her team can assist you! Give her a call to find out how to get preapproved. 

6. Pick out your favorite Manuel Builders home that fits your wants and needs and let's get started! Give us a call to secure your dream home. 

As we embrace the spirit of a new year, it's essential to remember that purchasing a new home is a personal journey. It requires careful planning, consideration, and sometimes a leap of faith. Whether you're a first-time buyer, a growing family, or someone seeking a change, the "New Year, New Home" mantra encapsulates the excitement and promise of a fresh start.

Take the time to research, explore different options, and envision the kind of home that aligns with your dreams and aspirations. Consider working with professionals who can guide you through the process, ensuring a smooth and rewarding experience. At Manuel Builders we have a team dedicated to helping you find the perfect home, and when it comes to lending services, we have preferred partners who we trust to help you get the best customer service and assistance to help you reach your goals.

2024 holds the potential for new beginnings, and what better way to start anew than by stepping into a home that truly feels like your own. Embrace the opportunity, and here's to creating a space where cherished memories are made.

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