Our Complete Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

Our Complete Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

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October 17, 2022


Taking the leap and purchasing your first home is an incredibly exciting time in anyone’s life, but it can also feel a bit intimidating or daunting—especially if it’s your first time purchasing a home. Our team of experts at Gemcraft Homes knows the homebuying process through and through—which is why we’ve put together a few key things that first-time homebuyers should know about the buying process to help ease any worries, stress or uncertainty. 

Prepare to purchase

Understanding your financial situation is an important first step when getting ready to buy your first home—you need to get a clear idea of what you can afford. Our online mortgage calculator can get you a close estimate as to what your monthly mortgage payment could be, but speaking with a mortgage lending professional is the ideal way to get a clear answer about your finances. There are various factors that go into determining your home budget, such as your income, any debt you have, your down payment amount, credit score and more—so it’s a great idea to speak with a professional to fully understand everything you need to have ready before you are able to apply for a loan. 

Secure your financing

When it comes to securing a mortgage loan, there are a few different options your mortgage lending professional can help you explore. When you work with our team at Gemcraft Homes, the partnership we already have formed with our approved lender act as a great starting point when you begin the process to secure your mortgage loan. 

Our professionals will walk you through the different types of loans you can secure for your new construction home, such as a Conventional loan, FHA, VA and USDA to find out what you are eligible for and what would best fit your needs. Then, you’re officially ready to start shopping for your future home once you have the preapproval letter from your lender. To get your letter, your lender will have to verify your credit, income, assets and any debts you might have. 

The purchasing process

One of the key components homeowners are looking for when buying a home is transparency and communication throughout the buying process. When you buy a resale home, this is sometimes hard to come by. When working with our team to purchase a new-construction home, you will receive full transparency and valuable communication throughout the entire build process—from construction to closing. Additionally, resale homes can often come with costly renovations or upgrades that you might not have budgeted for. With a new-construction home from Gemcraft Homes, your home will be built to the highest standard of quality with a modern interior and thoughtfully-designed layout that needs no further renovations. 

Settling into your new home

When you are officially moved into your new home, you might still have some worries crossing your mind about what the future holds. Thankfully, your home warranty isn’t something you’ll need to add to that list when you work with us to build your new home. With each home we build, we offer a comprehensive 10-year warranty program—which includes one-year wall-to-wall coverage, two-year electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation system coverage, and a ten-year major structural defect coverage. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, or if this isn’t your first rodeo—we make it our mission to eliminate any stress, worries or concerns you may have during the buying process, and our incredible warranty program is designed to do just that. 

Buy new with Gemcraft Homes

If you’re ready to take on this next adventure in your life by becoming a first-time homeowner—our team of experts at Gemcraft Homes is ready to help you every step of the way. Take a look through our quick move-in homes and our exceptional communities throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia to find the perfect home for you in an area you love most—and when you’re ready to get the process started, feel free to fill out our online form today or give us a call at (800) 291-7436.


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