By Jason Boone

BEND, Ore – So you’ve been renting a Bend Oregon apartment for a while now and are getting tired of the noise from other tenants in your building plus you crave the freedom that comes from owning your own home.

These are signs that you’re ready to become a first time Bend Oregon Home Buyer.

Before you take that “leap” and buy your first home make sure you follow these tips to insure that you will be successful with your home purchase.

Tip 1 – Make Sure you’re Financially Ready to Buy a Home

Although you may have at least 10 percent saved for a down payment on a home, this is only the first step in being financially ready to buy a home in Bend Oregon.

To really be financially ready you must make sure that you’re committed to owning a home and the other financial responsibilities which come with it like: homeowners insurance and property taxes.

Tip 2 – Confirm That Your Credit Score Is 700 or Higher

Take a moment and buy your 3-in-1 credit report online. This will enable you to view your credit reports from Equifax, Transunion and Experian plus give you the ability to correct any inaccurate items which may be reported about you on your credit report.

Tip 3 – Know Exactly What You’re Searching for in a Home

After you’ve taken the right steps to make sure that you’re financially ready for homeownership, the next step is to KNOW exactly what you really want in a home.

For example: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, square feet, yard space, garage etc.

Knowing what you are really searching for in a home will help you to be a better prepared Bend Oregon Home Buyer and make your Realtor’s job of finding the right home for you easier as well.

We Help Bend Oregon Home Buyers

To learn more Bend Oregon Home Buyer Tips, or to view the latest homes for sale across Bend, contact me, Jason Boone, Principal Broker with Duke Warner Realty | Skjersaa Group by clicking here or calling me at (541) 383-1426.