Jeff’s Carlsbad Blog for First Time Home Buyers


First Time Buyer Counseling

A good portion of my real estate business is working with first time buyers. And as someone new to the complex process of buying a home, particularly in this market, having all the information about what to do and not to do, having a good sense of what you are looking for (AND can afford to buy), and other matters is incredibly important.

I try to sit down with all new buyers before getting started in order to get to know each other, but more importantly to answer all the questions and set some expectations about the market. And a part of that “getting to know each other” is to decide if working together makes sense.

Since short sales and REOs (a.k.a. foreclosures and bank sales) are a big part of the market, especially at the lower price points (here in San Diego, under $500K), it is essential to know about buying a short sale (much of what you will read in that article applies to REOs, too). [Note that the reader comments on the short sale article have been disabled for the time being by ActiveRain due to the volume – too bad, there are some helpful stories shared by buyers]

Can you jump through all the buyer hoops?

Here’s an overview of the information I like to cover with buyers (first timers and not).

READ – First Time Buyer Counseling

You can download some helpful forms on my website, too:

I also have an extensive Buyer’s Handbook I will share with you (via Google Docs, or hard copy if you prefer) if we start working together.

If I can provide more information about Carlsbad and surrounding areas, or the housing market in general, or otherwise assist you in your home search, please contact me by phone or text at (760) 840-1360 or email me at JDowler@remax.net.

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If I can provide more information about Carlsbad real estate and surrounding areas, or the housing market in general, or otherwise assist you in your homes search, please contact me by phone or text at (760) 840-1360 or email me at JDowler@remax.net.

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