Buying your first home is an exciting experience. Before starting the process there are a few steps to take to make sure you are ready to buy your first home. Do you have a stable job and income? Can you see yourself living in the same town for the next five to ten years? These are important questions to ask yourself in order to make sure you are really ready to purchase your first home. It’s important to create a home wish list to determine which amenities are “must haves,” “nice to have,” and “someday”. Before you start looking for a home you should figure out what you can afford by researching different mortgages. It is best to request quotes multiple lenders and comparison shop for loans. Most importantly you should find a real estate agent you trust, communicate well with, and who has knowledge in the local market. For more information download Eillu’s first time home buyers checklist.