First Time Home Buyers

Create a United Tracker Account to Follow Your Favorite Homes

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Keeping track of the homes that are for sale in your area can take up a lot of your time. You might also miss out on one that could end up being the perfect home for you. You can avoid all that by signing up for a United Real Estate home tracker account.

This tracking account provides you with a way to see all of the MLS listings in your area. You’ll also receive email alerts as soon as homes that have the features you’re looking for are put on the market. This gives you a chance to arrange for a tour before other buyers come across the same listing. The home tracker also lets you see market data for the neighborhood you’re interested in. You can save your searches and take notes on properties you’d like to learn more about or see in person. The best part is that you’ll also be paired with a reputable real estate agent, who will help you find the perfect home.

Wondering how to sign up for a United Real Estate home tracker account? Stop by United Real Estate and visit our Facebook page to get all the details!

Real Estate 101: 3 Essential Tips for First Time Home Buyers

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Going house hunting for your very first home is exciting, but it’s not something to rush into. Making sure you get the house of your dreams at a price that’s within your budget should be your ultimate goal, and that’s going to take some time and require careful consideration.

Keep these essential tips on home buying for first time home buyers in mind as you start your search:

  • Know how much you can afford. Use online tools, such as an affordability calculator and a mortgage calculator, to determine what’s within your budget and get an estimate of how big your monthly mortgage payment would be.
  • Follow this rule of thumb when figuring out how much you can afford each month for a mortgage payment: your payment shouldn’t exceed 28 percent of your monthly income.
  • Gather information about the real estate market in your area by contacting United Real Estate agents. They should be able to tell you if you’re better off buying now or if you should wait a bit more until prices fall again.

Need more tips on home buying for first time home buyers? Visit United Real Estate and stop by our Facebook page for expert advice!