Do’s and Don’ts for Buying your First Home 

If you’re buying a home for the first time, pay careful attention to the following list of do’s and don’ts. They can save you a lot of time, money and hassle.


Do talk to a loan officer in Hendersonville before looking at homes up for sale. Getting pre-approved for a loan will help you know what you can afford. Additionally, pre-approval makes your offers far more attractive to sellers than they would be otherwise.

Do work with an agent. A good agent will have access to unpublished listings and be able to provide you with personalized advice that can help you find a home faster than would have otherwise been possible.

Do careful research before choosing a neighborhood. Make sure the area is right for you and your family before looking at homes in the local area.


Don’t schedule too many home visits for any single day. Home viewing can be tiring and it’s important to be alert when looking at potential homes so you don’t miss important information that would affect your decision.

Don’t allow your emotions to run away with you. It’s all too easy to get excited over a home that has cool features you’d know you’d love but that you don’t really need or can’t afford.

Don’t lock yourself into a contract without having the home inspected first. In fact, even your purchase offer should be contingent on the report given by the home inspection service.

Don’t buy a home you can’t afford. You will regret it for years as the stress of paying off a large mortgage loan will take its toll.

Mortgage Investors Group is the leading mortgage company in Hendersonville and other cities throughout the state of Tennessee. We offer multiple loan options and personal assistance to enable you to make wise, well-informed mortgage loan decisions. MIG also provides on-site underwriting, processing and appraisal services that enable you to close a home deal in an efficient manner. Get in touch with us to find out more about our services or check out our easy to use online application form to begin the process of buying the home of your dreams.