Anyone who has had the privilege of becoming a homeowner knows when you’ve found the right home, it isn’t just about the walls. It’s a feeling too. A sense of belonging, security, and the realization that this is the place where you can see yourself creating a lifetime of unforgettable memories.
With 64.2 percent of Americans successfully achieving a quintessential part of the American dream, it’s cause to celebrate. Why? Because homeownership has such positive effects on the economy, communities and families alike. In fact, June became officially recognized as National Homeownership Month in 2002 by President George W. Bush.
Now, the road to homeownership isn’t necessarily simple or straightforward. There’s no sugarcoating it. It can be stressful and feel a tad overwhelming at times, especially if you’ve never been through the process before. From figuring out what you can realistically afford, to finding an agent, to the inevitable bidding war for houses in hot markets, it can be grueling.
The good news? Knowledge is power! Throughout the month of June, and in honor of National Homeownership Month, we’ll be sharing some tips and tricks from experts in the Motto Mortgage network and introduce you to some mortgage basics to help you better understand the financial side of the homeownership process.
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer who is just getting started or a current homeowner looking to refinance, it’s crucial to find an experienced loan originator who not only knows the ins and outs of mortgage but can simplify the process and shop mortgage rates on your behalf. Think of them as your very own mortgage guru (which not to brag, but the Motto Mortgage network is filled with those).
That way, when you’ve finally found that house that has you repeating Dorothy’s, “There’s no place like home”, you’ll feel more prepared, confident and ready to dive in. Because everyone deserves a chance to find their #happypathhome.