Home Buyer FAQs: Am I Ready to Buy?

It’s fairly typical for most young adults to start out renting, but eventually many folks start to ask themselves, “Am I ready to stop renting and commit to home ownership?” The answer is different for every person and situation, but in many cases making the leap to buying your first home is a very smart move!

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If you’re trying to decide whether the time is right to buy your first home, ask yourself the following questions. If most of the answers are “yes,” give The Premier Group a call today! Our Keller Williams Realty team based in Downtown Woodstock can help you find the perfect place to call home in Cherokee, east Cobb, or north Fulton counties.

  • How long do you plan to stay in the home? If you plan to stay in the area for several years, buying is a great idea. If you foresee a move in your near future, you may want to continue renting.
  • Can you afford the real cost of home ownership? When evaluating your finances, remember that there is more to home ownership than just the mortgage. You’ll also need to be prepared to pay property taxes and pay for repairs and maintenance.
  • Do the benefits of owning your own home outweigh the responsibilities? Owning your own home comes with the freedom to mold it into a space that is truly yours, but with that freedom comes responsibilities, like routine maintenance and eventually, major repairs. From yard work to cleaning the gutters to checking the fire alarm batteries, there is certainly more work involved than simply ringing up your apartment’s maintenance staff!

If the time is right and you’re ready to become a homeowner, contact us to get started with your home search!

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