Stop Paying Rent, Buy a Home Now

It’s a dream we all have - to own our own home and stop paying rent. But if you’re like most renters, you feel trapped within the walls of a house or apartment that doesn’t feel like yours. How could it when you’re not even permitted to bang in a nail or two without a hassle? You feel like you’re stuck in the renter’s rut with no way of rising up out of it and owning your own home.

Don’t Feel Trapped Anymore

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been renting, or how insurmountable your financial situation may seem. The truth is, there are some little known facts that can help you get over the hump, and transfer your status from renter to homeowner. With this information, you will begin to see how you really can:

  • Save for a down payment
  • Stop lining your landlord’s pockets
  • Stop wasting thousands of dollars on rent

Little Known Facts That Can Help You Buy Your First Home

The problem that most renters face isn’t the ability to meet a monthly payment. It goes without saying that you must meet this monthly obligation every 30 days already. The problem is accumulating enough capital to make a down payment on something more permanent.

But saving for this lump sum doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think. Consider the following important points:

  1. You can buy a home with much less down than you think
    There are some local or federal government programs (such as 1st time buyer programs) to help people get into the housing market. You can qualify as a first time buyer even if your spouse has owned a home before. As long as your name was not on the title of the home you should be ok. Ensure your real estate agent is informed and knowledgeable in this important area so they can direct you to a lender who offers these kinds of programs to help you with your options.
  2. You may be able to find a seller to help you buy and finance your home
    Some sellers may be willing to hold a second mortgage for you as a seller take-back. In this case, the seller becomes your lending institution. Instead of paying this seller a lump sum full amount for his or her home, you would pay monthly mortgage installments. There really are people out there who will do this!
  3. You may be able to create a cash down payment without actually going into debt
    By borrowing money for investments to a specified level, you may be able to generate a significant tax refund for yourself that you can use as a down payment. While the money borrowed for these investments is technically a loan, the monthly amount paid can be small, and the money invested in both home and investment will be yours in the end.
  4. You can buy a home even if you have problems with your credit rating
    If you can come up with more than the minimum down payment, or can secure the loan with other equity, many lending institutions will consider you for a mortgage. Alternatively, a seller take-back mortgage could also help you in this situation.
  5. Investors
    You can locate investors who would be more than willing to help in your home purchase. There are many different programs available, depending on the investor. Many investors may be able to get you into a house of your choice with as little as the monthly mortgage payment. This goes for most people who may not have much money nor good credit.

    Understand that if you work with an investor in return for them helping you get into a home much of the time it will be for part of the equity of the home. You may have heard of this being called “Lease - to - own.” If you would like to get in contact with one of our investors who may be able to get you into a home of your choice give us a call or drop us an email.
  6. You can, and should, get pre-approved for a home loan before you go looking for a home
    Pre-approval is easy, and can give you complete peace-of-mind when shopping for your home. Mortgage experts can obtain written pre-approval for you at no cost and no obligation, and it can all be done quite easily over-the-phone. More than just a verbal approval from your lending institution, a written pre-approval is as good as money in the bank. It entails a completed credit application, and a certificate that guarantees you a mortgage to a specified level. Consider dealing only with a professional who specializes in mortgages. Enlisting their services can make the difference between obtaining a mortgage, and being stuck in the renter’s rut forever. Typically there is no cost or obligation to enquire. Within our network of service providers is a group of highly trained and professional lenders who are experts at getting people pre qualified.
  7. Last but not least, Don’t get trapped
    Don't get stuck in the mind set that “My credit is bad! There is no way I can ever get a loan!” To many people think that there is no recovery from bad credit, when in actuality there is a great life of opportunity and investment in the future. Some people think that if they spent $40 to buy a credit report and take a look at it themselves they will be able to correct the problems and in a matter of months have great credit. Though a noble thought and effort, this process is difficult and a challenge. Have you ever seen a full credit report?

    Consult with a lender who knows the ins and outs of the lending and credit process. These experts know how to read a credit report, give sound counsel as to what needs to be fixed and how to do it, best of all it’s free! It saves you at least $40 right off of the top and again, no obligation. You have everything to gain and nothing to loose by meeting with a mortgage lender. Don’t wait! The sooner you get meet with a lender the sooner you can get into a home of your choice.

There are many important issues you should be aware of that affect you as a renter. Why should you continue to lose thousands by throwing it away on rent when with your agent you could take a few minutes to discuss your specific needs so that you can stop renting and start owning.


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