Buying your first home is a huge milestone, but it can also be overwhelming. Join Nadeska Alexis as she sits down with real people to talk about their essential home buying questions, and hear from top real estate experts as they weigh in. This 10 part series will help you get an insider's view into the home buying process. Learn more by visiting beginnertobuyer.com
Homeownership: Why it matters
Homeownership is good for families, businesses, and the broader community—but historical barriers have made it difficult for many to succeed at buying a home. So what should you know about the history, data, and current trends in homeownership before you buy? And why should you care?
Am I ready for homeownership?
Is homeownership really for me? How do I know if I’m ready to buy a home? And can I afford to buy and still live the life I love?
These are just a few of the questions people ask as they consider buying a home for the first time. They may sound elementary, but as Beginner to Buyer host Nadeska Alexis uncovers, they are actually essential starting points for a successful journey to homeownership.
How much can I afford?
Credit scores, concerns about income and debt, and estimated monthly payments: the financial details before you even make an offer on a house can quickly feel overwhelming. In this episode, Host Nadeska Alexis hears the concerns of a single mom navigating the housing market and checks in with a certified financial planner to help it all make sense.
Let’s face it: mortgages are complicated. Would-be buyers have to think about prequalifying, down payments, and an array of mortgage types. Luckily, home lending advisors are here to help. In this episode, host Nadeska Alexis sits down with a new homeowner to hear about her mortgage experience, and then checks in with a veteran home lending manager to get expert tips and resources.
Signing with an agent
Having the right team of trusted advisers along with you on your homebuying journey is key. In this episode, host Nadeska Alexis chats with a potential first-time homebuyer who’s currently trying to select a real estate agent. Nadeska also brings in Ryan Serhant, a veteran agent, to provide expert advice on how to go about assembling a top-notch team to guide your own buying process.
Finding your dream home
Prequalified for your mortgage and signed with a real estate agent? You’re ready for the fun (and hard!) part: finding your dream home. In this episode, host Nadeska Alexis sits down with a recent homebuyer who discusses her complicated path to finding the right home—and then she brings in television personalities Drew and Jonathan Scott to offer an expert perspective on how to identify the kind of home that will fit both your short- and long-term lifestyle goals.
Saved me a lot of headache and sleepless nights. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in to buying your own home. I wish I knew this stuff before I bought my first home.
I binged all episodes on a long cross country flight. All the guest experts gave really relevant and valuable tips that I’ll certainly be using as I start my home buying journey.
Super helpful resource as we’re buying a home, love these stories and the advice!