Myth Busting- What You Think You Know About Buying a Home 101

You would be amazed at the amount of people, especially a younger generation, who still believe you cannot purchase a home without at least 20% down. This misconception often has people feeling as if you’ll NEVER be able to afford your own home, so they continue to rent, putting $750-$1,000 a month towards a 1-bedroom apartment, they’ll NEVER own. Yes, I get it, renting is often times inevitable, but let’s talk about a few myths you may THINK are true about buying your first home, & bust those myths for good. Trust me, you’ll be glad you were wrong.

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SOLD- My Favorite Four Letter Word

Buying a home, whether it’s your first or your last, is a huge time commitment. I was completely unaware of all the time, procedures and decisions that went in to every aspect of this process. (Until I started my journey in Real Estate!)

I saw purchasing and selling homes create arguments, stress, and often times leading to a dead end. Wasn’t purchasing a home supposed to be fun? It’s one of the biggest investments you will make in your entire life, and an investment you should have fun with and be proud of!

What people forget to tell you when you decide to take the leap into buying a home, is that the rest of your life doesn’t just stop. You still have your daily work schedule, social life, and everything in between, and oh yeah.. you’re supposed to be gathering all your financial statements, saving money, looking for homes, and 100 other things that go along with buying a home. Unfortunately, life doesn’t say, “Oh look! Tom & Sally are wanting to buy a home, let’s just put everything else on hold until they’re done with that!” (now wouldn’t that be nice?).

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