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Buying Your Next Austin Home
With interest rates hovering at historically low rates, you're not alone. Buying a home is a major life decision, and for many people, it can also be a stressful one. With so many things to consider, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. While I can’t promise a completely stress-free experience, these tips will definitely help your home-buying process go more smoothly.

Financial Preparation
Finances are one of the biggest worries when buying a new home, so it’s good to sort them out before you begin house hunting. First, check your FICO score; lenders use this as a factor in your loans and loan rate.

Next, meet with a financial advisor and have them calculate a financial plan for you. A financial advisor can help you figure out how much your budget can handle so that you don’t overstretch yourself.

If you’re planning to use a mortgage loan to buy your new home, research lending rates and get pre-qualified. This will save you a lot of headaches later. Don’t spend more than you can afford, regardless of the actual amount you’re pre-qualified for. In fact, I recommend buying a house that’s less expensive than your pre-qualified amount so that you can have some savings for incidentals and other important things like retirement.


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