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Buying a Home Doesn't Have to Be Scary

Buying a Home Doesn't Have to Be Scary

When it comes to safely investing your money, buying real estate is one of the first options that comes to mind. But a completely safe investment is a rare thing, and unlikely to yield much in the way of profit. If you want to make money, you have to take a risk, which can be scary. However, you don't have to be scared to buy your first home. Becoming a home buyer can be a relatively safe way to invest your money and save it for later.

Common Fears

When it comes to buying a home, there are a number of common home buyer fears that can scare people away. Some of the most common fears include:

  • A bad inspection.When investors are looking for a home to purchase, they rarely want to think about making major repairs to the roof or foundation in order to make the property lucrative. But learning every issue that can affect a home is the best way to decide whether it is worth the investment. The price of the test is worth finding issues that could cost thousands later down the road.

  • Losing the deposit.The typical practice for putting money down on a home is to put the cash in an earnest money deposit with a signed contract. This means that the money will not be lost in the process, no matter what. If you follow all of the legal processes involved with buying a home, your deposit will never disappear.

  • Our house won't be found in time.If you are investing in real estate, whether to live in it yourself or to lease to another, you need to realize that it can't be rushed. If you have a deadline to meet, then it might be best to make a contingency plan. You don't want to purchase a property out of expedience only. Rather, you want your property to be appropriate and suitable to your needs. Don't make purchasing decisions in a crunch.

Overcoming the fear

These are common home buying problems when it comes to buying a home, but you don't have to suffer them. As common as they are, the solutions are equally as easy and common. If you get a bad inspection, remember that it is only a set of advisements on what the property needs. You only need to act on the most expedient and important to make the property worth your while.

An inspection is only a set of guidelines, so don't let it scare you away. Also, your deposit is safe. It generally goes into an escrow account which can't be touched until all the requirements are satisfied. Should anything fall though, your deposit will come back completely. And if you are in a time crunch, trust your realtor to find the best property for you.

So long as you provide your specifications, there is no reason your real estate professional should fail to find you something worthwhile.

Consult with an Agent today

You don't need to fear investing your money in real estate if you have the support of a real estate professional like the realtors at HFMA. By contacting an agent through HFMA, you can find the best property in the right area for you, so get started today. There's no need to be scared about how to buy a home. We will be happy to help.

About the Editor


Tanya Stewart

Ms. Stewart holds a B.S. in Engineering Psychology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and Juris Doctorate law degree from the University of Georgia, Athens. She has over 15 years of experience running different businesses. She taught Marketing and Strategy for the Georgia branch of GKIC, a global Entrepreneurship & Marketing company.

GKIC influences more than 1 million business owners per year. Tanya specializes in Strategy for the business and implementation of the tactics necessary to execute the Companys plan. She also develops content, creates and refines campaigns and manages agents and staff to keep them on task. As a professional speaker and published author, she is articulate and persuasive, and serves as the American face of the company.

Her happy journey from Engineering-Psychology and through Law school merged into 15 years running different businesses. A professional speaker and published author, she has taught Marketing and Strategy for the Georgia branch of GKIC, a global Entrepreneurship & Marketing company that influences more than 1 million business owners per year. In seeking a new way to be of service, she Co-Founded HelpFindingMyAgent.com to combine her love of digital marketing and people.

Tanya Stewart
Vice President Sales &
Co-Founder of HFMA

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