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First-Time Homebuyer Resources


Purchasing your first home is a big deal and we want to make it easy for you. Our knowledgeable mortgage officers are here to provide you with an exceptoinal experience so that you can be overjoyed — not overwhelmed with the homebuying process.

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How much can I afford?

Aside from a down payment and moving costs, there are additional expenses like property insurance, taxes, homeowner's association dues, maintenance, and utilities that will need to be factored into your buying decision. Knowing how much you can afford is essential before you shop for a home.

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Use a helpful checklist

The next step to buying your first home is to gather your important documents. We've created a checklist for you to use. This will come in handy and keep you organized throughout the process.

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What are my options?

SAFE offers a variety of affordable home loans designed to get you into your first home faster.

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Know the lingo

If you find terms that you may not be familiar with, you can always view our glossary of mortgage terms.

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With a unique market, historically low rates, and experienced, local mortgage experts, you can make your dream come true with SAFE. Take the first step to becoming a homeowner. Contact a SAFE Mortgage Officer today.

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