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First-Time Home buyer Mistakes To Avoid


It’s a frightening and exciting process to buy your first home, because it’s a huge commitment. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of home shopping and mistakes can leave you with buyer’s remorse later. 

1) Looking For a Home Before Applying For a Mortgage
A common mistake that many first-time buyers make is to start viewing homes before they get in front of a mortgage professional. You may end up behind the ball if you find a home that you love and end up losing the property by not being pre-approved for a mortgage.

2) Oozing Your Hard Earned Savings
It’s never recommended to spend all or most of your savings on the down payment and closing costs, especially with the current events. It is a good idea to have 3 to 6 months of living expenses in an emergency fund no matter if you plan to buy a house or not.

3) Spending Over Your Budget
It is easy to fall in love with a home that may stretch your budget but overextending yourself is never a good idea. Buying a house that exceeds your budget is more likely to put you at a riskier position and less likely to have wiggle room in your monthly budget for other expenses.

4) Miscalculating the Hidden Costs of Homeownership
If you are shocked by seeing your new monthly mortgage payment, wait until you add up the other costs of owning a home. As a homeowner, you will need to pay for property taxes, mortgage insurance, homeowners insurance, utilities, etc. That brings us back to the points listed above, you may need to keep your savings intact.

5)  Not Paying Attention to the Neighborhood
It is understandable that you would like a home that meets your needs and checks off items on your wish list. But it is easy to get lost in the home’s aesthetics instead of focusing on things that may be more important. It could be difficult to live in a house you love that is in a neighborhood that you dislike. Purchasing your first home can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time; and exploring the huge range of home loan options can be a real daunting task. We know how to turn your dream of home ownership into a reality. For that, contact Opulent Finance today!

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Siraj Ahmed
Siraj Ahmed
2020-11-18
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Excellent service. Got us a great loan option and also worked with the bank to get the loan approved during the heights of COVID.
Dhruv Satra
Dhruv Satra
2020-11-18
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Malaka Ekanayake
Malaka Ekanayake
2020-11-10
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We have had a very pleasant experience working with Opulent Finance. We did not have that much experience with house loans as we were first home buyers but working with Opulent  Finance team specially with Ishara, made that experience stress free one. She helped us secure an incredibly competitive interest rate and offered her guidance so we can take advantage of the future interest rate drop. Thank you Ishara, Dayan and team for your incredible support and we have no hesitation what so ever in recommending Opulent Finance for your financial needs
Uma Gunaratne
Uma Gunaratne
2020-11-04
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Ishara is highly knowledgeable and if you are a first home buyer and new to the intricacies of all that home loans entail, she will really take you under her wing and impart her knowledge and experience and treat you as one of her own. She is also extremely patient but will also be very truthful and upfront in situations which is honestly what you need. She did a very complicated loan for us, and was so incredible efficient and organised with all the paperwork that was required. Not only that, she helped us secure an incredibly competitive interest rate! Ishara has probably spent hours and hours explaining to me details and giving me really good guidance through this momentous period in life! During the cooling off period and settlement, she was constantly chasing up our loan and honestly took a personal interest in the outcome. Our solicitor was also very happy about working with Ishara as she was following the entire process, was always up to date and very easy to work with. Considering that our entire process happened during the covid-19 lock-down and work from home environment, we have nothing but good things to say about how professional Ishara was as she didn't let a single thing slip. We are so glad that we have both Ishara and Dayan in our corner. We will definitely be using them for all future financing needs. Thank you Ishara, Dayan and team!
Harsha Ill
Harsha Ill
2020-10-11
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Opulent Finance gave professional advice for my unique home loan requirement. They respond quickly with the proper information. The process was smooth and I felt comfortable to deal with the team. The team is friendly and professional to deal with. Highly recommended for any one looking for finance.
S P
S P
2020-09-22
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I have been dealing with Ishara at Opulent Finance for over 6 months now and she has been faultless. She has helped me secure a loan pre-approval in no time and assisted me with my property purchases. I could not recommend Ishara highly enough.
Afshin Koohestani
Afshin Koohestani
2020-09-22
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Good service and offers.
Janaka Kumara
Janaka Kumara
2020-08-22
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A big shout out to Dayan and his team for the seamless service provided during the refinancing process. Thoroughly professional team that pays attention to every detail and has been extremely transparent throughout the process. A team that always has the best interest of clients in mind and makes all efforts to provide the right advise and outcomes to the clients. Highly recommended!
Rakesh Mistry
Rakesh Mistry
2020-08-19
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They called me back with solution
Indra Jaya
Indra Jaya
2020-08-12
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