Joe Houghton here! You’re reading this page, so I’m going to assume that you have reached the decision to buy a home or are at least considering it. Congratulations on taking the first step. I remember the excitement and pride I felt when my new wife and I moved into our first home!
Here at the Minnesota Property Group, my team and I know that the decision to buy a home is one of the most substantive ones you will make as an individual or as a family. For the majority of us, it is the most substantial financial commitment we will ever assume. Our home is generally the most valuable asset we have, but it is so much more. The value we derive from owning property goes beyond what we see on a financial spreadsheet.
The house we purchase becomes our haven. It’s where we raise our children, dream our dreams, and enjoy the everyday ups and downs of life. We may buy a house, but we turn it into a home.
Purchasing real estate is a big deal, even for those familiar with the process. For first time buyers, it can be intimidating. We know this, and we are here to help. There is no reason for a buyer to be on his or her own.
Right up front, I am not going to kid you. The purchase of a home can be a stressful process. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It should and can be an exciting and joyful experience. When it’s done right, it will be.
Early in my career, I helped a couple of members of my family buy a home. From beginning to end, I gave them my best advice, even when it was something they did not prefer to hear. That’s when I decided the only way I would run my business going forward was to treat every client with that same openness and honesty that I gave my family. Call it what you will, my brand, my mantra, my Golden Rule, or my inspiration. I am committed to advocating for every client as if they were members of my own family.
Browse the pages under the buyers heading and check out our blog where we have many articles on what to expect, what to do, what not to do when you are buying a home. The advice you will find on my website is the wisdom I have accumulated over a 16-year career of helping over 1400 people like you buy and sell a home.
As always, thanks for reading.
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