First Time Home Buyer

First Time Home Buyer

First Time Home Buyers

Thinking about buying your first home? That’s great!.  I love working with first time home buyers. If you're interested in buying real estate in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Pittsboro, Hillsborough, Raleigh, Cary, or anywhere else in the Triangle, I can make it easy to navigate the home buying process.

You have probably been looking at homes on the internet to see what is available.  Before you fall in love with something, it is best if you find out “How much home you can afford”.  Mortgage calculators can give you an estimate of the amount you can afford, however, it is best to talk with a lender or mortgage broker.  They will be able to tell you what programs are available to you and they can pre-qualify you.  Once you know what amount you are qualified for and what you are comfortable with spending, you can start looking for homes in earnest.

The Home Buying Process includes:

  • Determining what you are looking for (home type, # of beds and baths, location, amenities, etc)
  • Making an Offer and Negotiating Terms
  • Home Inspections (house, radon, well & septic, etc)
  • Getting an appraisal
  • Closing
  • Moving

I will be there every step of the way.


Additional Resources:

Eight Steps to buying your home

Renting vs Buying

Deciding how much house you can afford

Creating your home wish-list

Things not to do before buying a house

Opting for New Construction

Factors affecting your offering price

Closing Costs

Mortgage Calculator

Home Buying Guide

Relocation Package

Winning with Foreclosures

Distressed Properties Handbook

Working with Real Estate Agents


Search for Homes

Contact Information

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Meryl Alexander
Smooth Sailing Real Estate @ KW
101 Cosgrove Avenue, Suite 200
Chapel Hill NC 27514