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03 May . 2019

Thinking about buying a home? Here are 6 pieces of real estate wisdom to know

From finding the right new home and community, to getting the best financing terms, the home buying process can feel overwhelming, even if you’ve gone through it before. If you’re a first-time buyer, the entire journey may feel especially intimidating.

Here are 6 pieces of real estate wisdom that can help you through, and that you’ll be glad you knew after you’re happily settled in to your new dream home.

Slay those first-time buyer myths. “It’s cheaper to rent than own.” “I can’t bring a Realtor if I’m working with a builder.” “I need at least 20% for a down payment.” Some myths are harmless, but not if they discourage you from pursuing your homeownership goal. Take our fun and informative quiz on homebuyer myths and become an instant expert.

No regrets. Like buyer’s remorse, neighborhood regret is a thing, according to the real estate experts at Trulia. Learn how to avoid neighborhood regret and choose a community you’ll love for years to come.

Understand HOAs. If you’ve never lived in a community with a robust HOA, or Home Owners Association, you may not be aware of what HOAs do, and their many benefits. Learn all about HOAs at our blog.

Building blocks. Building your new home from the ground up can be exciting and rewarding, as you can pick out everything from your homesite to your finishes, and maybe make some architectural changes to personalize your floor plan. From pouring the slab, to the final walkthrough, here are the 10 steps of building a new home.

Suburban life beats city living. For some, living in a downtown high-rise or urban condo is the way to go. But for most of us, suburban life beats city living, especially if good schools and access to parks and trails are among your top priorities.

Finding the right community. We’re so lucky to be living in Austin, named as the Best Place to Live in the U.S. for the third year in a row by U.S. News. Austin’s vibrant real estate market offers a multitude of choices – but how do you know which community is best for you? Here are five things to think about.

To learn more about Rancho Sienna – including our highly regarded Liberty Hill ISD schools and our 100+ acres of parks, trails and natural open spaces – check out the 10 reasons Rancho Sienna residents love their community.