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4 Tips for a Stress-Free Homebuying Experience

Written by:  

Patrick Boyaggi

Patrick Boyaggi

Patrick Boyaggi

CEO an Co-Founder

Patrick is the Co-Founder and CEO of Own Up. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge as a mortgage executive.

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A housing division observed from the sky

Nervous about your upcoming house hunt? Cristina, a recent Florida homebuyer, is here to ease your fears. Cristina did what may sometimes seem impossible. Her homebuying journey was incredibly easy -- she found her home in just one day and saved thousands on her mortgage. Read more about her tips for making your experience stress-free.

1. Know your non-negotiables and what you're willing to give up

"I looked in Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. I really wanted a 2/2 over 1,000 square feet, a walk in closet, a Roman tub, all tile, with association fees under $400 and pets allowed.I looked at 6 properties in 1 day and the last one was the one I purchased. I got everything but the Roman tub."

2. If you find the one, act fast.
We hear a lot about homebuyers who search for years to find the perfect home. But sometimes the house hunt is a lot shorter than that. Cristina says of her experience: "So easy. The right place found me in 1 day."

3. Don't create unnecessary pressure on yourself

"My home buying experience was so easy because I knew if this place didn’t work out there would be another that would. The only issues I had were ones I created by worrying about items out of my control."

4. Shop around!

By shopping with Own Up, Cristina saved thousands of dollars up front and got 1 point lower on her rate than what was quoted by anyone else. Shopping around = more money in your pocket!

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