Your Guide to First Time Home Buying:
Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Missouri First Time Home BuyerBuying your first home is one of the biggest milestones in life. This rewarding and exciting experience can sometimes be overshadowed by feelings of uncertainty and intimidation. When you work with the team Walker Real Estate Experts, you will enjoy the peace of mind and confidence that comes with working with a top Fort Leonard Wood Realtor®. When it comes to finding a home in the area of Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri, our team of real estate professionals will be there to assist you every step of the way, educating you and guiding your throughout the entire process.

The team at Walker Real Estate Experts is happy to answer any questions you may have about first time home buying around the Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri area. Contact us and we will be happy to assist you in any way. Ready to shop for homes? Visit our communities near Ft. Leonard Wood page or browse our featured real estate listings.

Tips for First Time Home Buying

Before you begin to start seriously looking for homes, there are a few questions that you should consider. With buyer representation from Walker Real Estate Experts, we will go over these questions together:

How much can you afford?

Fort Leonard Wood, MO Starter HomeIt is a good idea to determine your home buying budget and get pre-qualified for a mortgage before beginning to view Fort Leonard Wood area real estate. Knowing what your price range is will save you disappointment and wasted time when it comes to house hunting. Get a head start and try out our handy mortgage calculator now.

As part of our commitment to you, Walker Real Estate Experts will guide you through the entire financial process, from reviewing your budget and deciding how much cash to put down, to how to qualify for a mortgage and get approved for financing. We'll even review all contracts and help you with the paperwork.

How long do you plan on owning the home?

You should commit to your new home for about three to four years before selling again in order to recover the transaction costs associated with buying and selling a home.

If you’re unsure of how long you will be living in the area, then perhaps renting a home near base is a better option. Visit our renting page and browse the great selection of rental housing in Fort Leonard Wood’s nearby communities available for rent.

Will the home meet your future needs?

Anticipating changes in your life and family will help you ensure that your new place will meet your upcoming needs. For example, is there a spare room that can be used as another bedroom if you decide to have another child or if your aging parents move in?

What is the physical state of the house?

Hiring a home inspector in addition to the home appraiser will enable you to budget and anticipate inevitable housing repairs and maintenance. A Walker Real Estate Experts team member will accompany you during the home inspection and follow up to ensure that all agreed upon work has been carried out to satisfaction.

By working with a Ft Leonard Wood Realtor® you’ll have experienced industry experts to help you navigate through the entire first time home buying process. Contact Walker Real Estate Experts to begin your search for your new home today.