Buyer Resources

First-Time Buyers in Bethesda

Congratulations, new homebuyer! Buying a home is an exciting life-event that should be approached with excitement and joy. Becoming a homeowner is a huge step in building equity and establishing financial stability, but it’s not a process to be taken lightly! Finding and closing on your dream home is a complicated process, which make it especially important to work with a real estate agent you can trust!

First Time Home Buyers Should Never Go It Alone!

The home buying process can be extremely exciting and rewarding when you are both knowledgeable and have the right team around you. Purchasing your first dream home, however, is far too important to go it alone. From home searching to home inspections to understanding how appraisals work and everything in between, having an experienced group of real estate specialists on your side can go a very long way to making the process seamless and worry-free. It could even lead to a lower asking price!

We’re Movin' Maryland and we are here to answer your questions, provide a wealth of resources to help enhance your buying knowledge, and help you close on that dream home!

Explore the Basics

Let's start at the beginning. There are many steps to finding and buying that perfect home, and the process actually starts long before you step through the door of your dream home and make an offer. 

1. Examine your budget. Before you start searching homes, make sure that buying a home is an affordable option. It's recommended that you spend no more than 30% of your monthly income on housing. Our Mortgage Calculator can help you get an estimate on what your housing payment might look like.

2. Get pre-approved. Yes, before you make any offers, make sure you can get a loan. This will help you get the best interest rates possible, and can also be used as a bargaining chip once you do make an offer. Use our Pre-Qualification Tool to get started!

3. Contact us. We want to meet you and get you started on the path to finding your dream home! Learn more about our team and the services we provide.

4. Start searching. We provide a handy home-search tool  that allows you to search homes by amenities, price, location, and even home style, making it easier than ever to find exactly the home you seek!

All Your Questions — Answered

As a first time home buyer, while searching for your new home you’ll probably have a few questions here and there. If you need assistance with anything or when you’re ready to move forward towards your own scheduled home viewing, we’re only a click or call away. Whenever you’re ready meet your new home, we’re ready to introduce you.