Your first stab at buying a home involves a lot of emotions. Excitement, happiness, anxiety, fear, joy, sadness; you're sure to feel at least some combination of these and more during your first homebuying experience.
Real estate agents know this, and they're often prepared for it. "First-time homebuyers can be scared because they've never experienced this situation before," Michael Blazek, Managing Broker of Watson's Atlantic Beach office, says. "But working with them is fun because they're usually very excited."
We understand just how daunting buying your first home can be. That's why we got some of our brokers to come up with their own expert advice for first-time homebuyers.
After more than a year of low housing inventory, skyrocketing prices, and intense bidding wars, the real estate market appears to be tempering a bit. While inventory is still sparse (though improving) and prices continue to appreciate (though at a less rapid pace), there's plenty of reason for optimism if you're looking to buy. Here are a just a few reasons why it's a good time to buy a house.