I love it when 1st Time Home Buyers, especially our eco-friendly clients in search of green-built homes and retrofits, venture into the adventureof scouting out, investigating, and then bravely proceeding with their very first property purchase. HGTV has a show called Property Virgins that attempts to familiarize 1st Time Home Buyers with the process.
But the 1st Time Home Buyers' actual experience may be somewhat different. Certainly, for us, as "green" buyers' brokers it is. And there is nothing like being on the front row, getting to be a part of the flow, seeing the various emotions and expressions along the way. As my clients succeed- oh I LOVE it!
As I mentioned in an earlier post, "green" 1st Time Home Buyers today have a double advantage because 1st Time Home Buyers can look into TAX INCENTIVES (see Part 2) and Energy Efficient Mortgages plus, they can consider using money in the form of grants.
Before moving in to this phase of the process, knowing a property's value is so important.
(Here is a photo I took of folks assessing a large acreage with a wee cabin as an opportunity for 1st Time Home Buyers here in the Greater Asheville Area....it was a great day for all concerned)
1stTime Home Buyers usually have done online research. They have data, they have numbers. Yet, all the data in the world cannot replace the experience of the "local expert"when it comes to what's happening on the ground. Here, is where the trusted adviser can be invaluable in looking at the combination of price, market strength (risk factors), and the market trend in a neighborhood.
1st Time Home Buyers ask," Will my home in Asheville appreciate over the years as I raise my family there?"
Home Smart Reports, a research tool for 1st Time Home buyers (and others) that focuses "not only on market value, but also the underlying trends that affect property valuein both the short and long-term.... and market conditions you need to know when making your buy/sell decisions ..." reported on the Asheville , NC area.
The Asheville area gets an "A" for Low Market Risk Conditions.
Check out Part 2 of this Series for details on TAX INCENTIVES for 1st Time Home Buyers.
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