5 signs you are definitely ready to buy a home (and did we mention there’s free brunch involved?)


This post is brought to you in partnership with Savvy + Co. Real Estate. All opinions are our own.

“Am I ready to buy a home?”

That is a tough question and one that deserves careful consideration. Maybe you want to take advantage of the financial opportunities that come with homeownership or perhaps this is the next step to starting or expanding your family, putting down roots or firmly planting your flag in the adulting world.

Whatever your reason, there are people who can help every step of the way — whether you are eyeing a specific neighborhood or need to know more about how to put the numbers together or what numbers need to be put together.

Perfect timing! Savvy + Co. Real Estate is hosting a First Time Homebuyer Brunch Saturday, November 10 from 9-11 a.m. at Amelie’s in NoDa. Enjoy free breakfast, coffee and answers to your home buying questions.

Need a bit more encouragement? Here are a few ways to tell if it is time to get serious about this homeownership thing.

You are “here”

It happens when you least expect it. You and the crew are decked out in black and blue, headed to watch a Panther game on a beautiful Carolina afternoon and you hear yourself saying, “This is home.”

Renting does offer the freedom to change gears and head somewhere new but if you are getting those I-like-it-here-and-don’t-want-to-leave feelings, it could be time to buy a home.

You want the financial benefits

Renting has its advantages. Finances remain reasonably consistent, you can move around easily (see above) and there is someone to call if you have a maintenance emergency.

The downside is that your hard-earned cash is not going towards equity in property you own and you could be missing out on tax and other benefits homeownership offers. If you are ready to play the long term financial game which includes making your home an asset or perhaps as a future investment, you are starting to think like a homeowner.

You want to express your style

Is your Pinterest filled with paint swatches and dream kitchen ideas? Well, it might be a good time to see how to make those dreams come true.

During the First Time Homebuyer Brunch, you’ll learn how to get started, how to make an offer and what happens at closing.

All this helpful information is getting you one step closer to putting the perfect shade of beige on your bedroom walls. And if you decide that a light gray was a much better choice, you can change it… as many times as you’d like.

You are home obsessed

Do you spend your weekend at open house events? Do you have home finding sites bookmarked on every electronic device you own? Does your family or S.O. receive multiple “Look at this house!” emails from you in a week? If you are furiously nodding your head in agreement, it’s time to channel all that positive energy into action.

Top Savvy + Co. Real Estate agents Stephanie Therrell and Eileen Nelis will be at the First Time Homebuyer Brunch on November 10, and they have TONS of experience working with first time homebuyers. They are patient, knowledgable and want you to have all the information you need to turn those clicks into reality.

You’ve signed up for the First Time Buyer Brunch November 10

Take the first step and find out what you need to do to become a homeowner at the First Time Buyer Brunch at Amélie’s French Bakery & Café located at 2424 N. Davidson St.

Register for the event so they can have your breakfast and coffee waiting, set your alarm for Saturday morning and come with your list of questions, concerns and scenarios. No commitment, just helpful information – the best approach any big adulting decision!

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  1. I totally agree when you said that renting does not give me freedom since you will not be owning it in the future. With that in mind, I have decided to finally buy my own house next year. This is perfect since I have been promoted this year, so I definitely have the resources to buy my own house.


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