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Just for YOU — My Golden Keys for Buying Your First Home

Exclusive 8 week series

I am excited to bring you this series — My Golden Keys for Buying Your First Home – featuring little-known tips and strategies that you can’t get anywhere else. 

I created these keys based on helping first-time home buyers just like you.  I’ve tested everything that works and weeded out what doesn’t. It’s all here in one place for you! 

Buying a home can be confusing and even intimidating at times. That’s why it’s perfectly okay to find yourself outside of your comfort zone.

My goal with this series is to make you more comfortable and that starts with making you a more confident and knowledgeable homebuyer … with an insider’s edge.

The eight articles in this series will uncover “the why’s, the how’s, and the must-do’s” of home buying. You’ll better understand yourself and the journey you’re about to take, so that when the time comes, you’ll be fully prepared (and confident) to make an offer on a home.

These topics are like the “back story” or a first glimpse of the “behind the scenes” of buying a home. They are a good overview about things you should think about and consider before you begin a serious search for a home. Everyone needs to prep themselves before embarking on something new, right?

By reading these articles, you’ll become a more attuned buyer who understands that buying a home doesn’t have to be stressful or full of regret.  (I’ve got other series that will be more detailed about mortgages, budgeting, and all the important steps you’ll need to take up until closing day.)

Let’s get started with a rundown of each article for our series:

Go With the Flow of the Market:  Just like riding a wave in the ocean, you’ve got to learn about that natural ebbs and flows of the market and what to expect when.  Buying a home requires an understanding of not only the seasonal shifts in market activity but also the weekly flow of the market.  You need to change tactics depending on the season and I’ll break it all down for you and tell you exactly when the tide is coming in.

What NEVER to Do Before Buying a Home:  Did you know that some normal — even harmless everyday activities — could hurt your chances of buying your dream home?  I’ll tell you exactly how you can avoid common slip-ups that might take you out of the homeownership game. 

Red Flags to Avoid When Buying a Home: No home is perfect, butmy list of hidden red flags could save you in the long run.  You might be surprised by what to look out for before you make an offer. I’ll explain how to know the difference between a red flag and when to waive the white flag in surrender and move on to another, better home.

4 Little Known House Hunting Tips: Most buyers think looking at homes is considerably more fun than dealing with their mortgage company. And I agree! But even though you’ll get to feel like a house hunter on your favorite HGTV show, it’s still time to be strategic. I’ll tell you about two little-known things you should do, and two things you shouldn’t do when house hunting.

My Buyers’ Most Frequent Questions Answered: The questions swirling around in your mind are likely the same ones that every buyer wants to ask too. You want to make sure you don’t do something wrong, right? Or, you might worry that you don’t know what you don’t know?  I provide answers to some of the most common questions I get asked as a Realtor AND you’ll become better informed and more reassured.

Is the “Paradox of Choice” Derailing Your Home Search?: As a buyer you might find yourself “wanting to see everything” in your price range or needing to look at “just one more” house… I use the keys in this guide every day with clients and can’t wait to share them with you!  More is not always better!

How to Buy a Home Even When You’re Self-Employed: If you’re self-employed, and are considering buying your first home, this article will help you be aware of the steps you can take now to best set yourself up for success. You’ll learn about unique loan types that you can use before having two years of tax returns. You’ll also learn how much you may want to put back for a down-payment depending on which financing route you choose. Learning these tips can save you from unwanted delays on your journey towards becoming a homeowner!

Buying a Home Is Like Falling in Love: I always say, buying a home is like finding a mate — you’ve got to know your must-haves and your deal breakers.  And, did you know that sometimes you have to get your heart broken by losing out of a property before you can get serious about buying? Sometimes that “first breakup” makes you stronger and wiser. Here’s how you can make the most of your journey in finding a home you love … and will eventually buy.

Next week in My Golden Keys Series, I’ll be talking about how to go with the flow of the market. Stay tuned!


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I’m Grace and I'm here to help small business owners, side-hustlers and self-employed people buy their first home or investment property in Sacramento and the Sierra Foothills!

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Hi, there!

I'm Grace and I'm here to help small business owners, side-hustlers and self-employed people buy their first home or investment property in Sacramento and the Sierra Foothills!

schedule your free consultation

Gems for Buyers

Get to Know Me

For Savvy Sellers 

All The Goodies