Local Buying Tips

Home Buyers Guide

From Dream to Reality…

Buying a home is one of the most important personal and financial decisions you'll ever make. That's why CENTURY 21 About Town Realty wants you to have this step-by-step guide to help you find and buy your first home. We're also here to answer your questions along the way. We want your first real estate experience to be both hassle-free and rewarding.

The following Guide explains the real estate process in plain English. What you're about to read is an overview of the procedures normally followed in a typical home purchase. Read on and see how finding and owning your dream home can be easier than you think with help from CENTURY 21 About Town Realty.


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Studies show that home ownership has a significant positive impact on educational achievement, civic participation, health, and overall quality of life. That's why, for more than 100 years, REALTORS® have helped people find their piece of the American Dream. To find out how home ownership can benefit you, talk to an agent who is a REALTOR®. Every market's different, call a REALTOR® today. 

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Preparing to Find and Buy a Home

Knowledge Is Power ... Accurate Information Is Essential

Before you start looking for a home, become an educated consumer. Knowledge is power and misinformation gets in your way. First, learn about the process and requirements for buying a home. Common misconceptions include: renting is always cheaper than buying;   you have to be a Permanent Resident of the United States to buy a home; and, you have to have a huge down payment to qualify for a mortgage.

Here are the facts. You only need a work permit to buy a house. And in some cases, the starter costs of renting may be about the same as a house down payment. As you start your search to find a home, keep informed. Talk with people who've gone through the home-buying process ... attend home-buying seminars ... and visit with knowledgeable real estate experts like those at your local CENTURY 21 About Town Realty office.

Making Your Dream a Reality!

Finding and buying a new home should be a rewarding experience. At CENTURY 21 About Town Realty, we know the search for your dream home is about more than just putting a roof over your head. It's an expression of your hopes and dreams, your lifestyle and values. It's a place to spend time with family and friends, as well as your personal retreat at the end of your day. CENTURY 21 About Town Realty has been helping people find their dream home for over 10 years. We are proud to be your real estate partner…wherever life leads you!