Answering top home-buying questions with Scott Sanchez

As we wrap up 2020, we’re excited to have a guest on Girlfunds that literally hits close to home. To help our listeners set and achieve New Year’s resolutions to buy a home this upcoming year, we sat down with Colorado Springs-based Real Estate Agent Scott Sanchez, who helped our host Brena Nath buy a home this year. This episode aims to answer your top home-buying questions for 2021, and set the record straight on some common misconceptions around buying a home.  

During this episode, we go through a list of the top home-buying questions to ask from Bankrate, diving into how to figure out your total budget, how much you should care about your potential future neighbors and what really goes into closing costs. 

After touching on the top home-buying questions, Scott Sanchez also talks about how to be a competitive buyer in today’s seller’s market, and his thoughts on the best way to start the home-buying process. 

Girlfunds takeaway tip from Scott Sanchez on the top home-buying questions:

I think a lot of people assume that they need 20% down. I cannot tell you how many people I sat down with, and they’re like, “Hey man, we wanted to call you two years ago, but we didn’t have the 20% down.” Man, I wish they would have called me two years ago because that same house has now appreciated 25%, or whatever. I just think so many people feel like they talk to an agent when they’re ready to buy, and I want to destroy that notion because you really should be talking to an agent when you first realize, “Oh yeah, I’m going to be a homeowner at some point.”

Join the two best friends who met as financial journalists at HousingWire, Brena Nath, a twenty-something first-time homebuyer with her husband and pups, and Sarah Wheeler, an empty nester on her third home, every week for our girls night focused on everything from affording your best friend’s wedding to how to turn your side hustle into your main hustle. Each week, Girlfunds will have a special guest join us as we intertwine finance and friendship. And don’t worry, you don’t have to have your finances all together to join our girls nights. We’re all in this together to learn – women supporting women – and in the words of our producer, so we can all be #confidentqueens.

Girlfunds

They say money talks, so why can’t we? This is Girlfunds, a show where we give you our two cents on money. We love to talk with our girlfriends about everything — except our finances. We’re here to bring money back into the conversation with our sisters — and that includes you. Join the two best friends who met as financial journalists at HousingWire, Brena Nath, a twenty-something forever renter with her husband and pup, and Sarah Wheeler, an empty nester on her third home, every week for our girls night focused on everything from affording your best friend’s wedding to how to turn your side hustle into your main hustle. Each week, Girlfunds will have a special guest join us as we intertwine finance and friendship. And don’t worry, you don’t have to have your finances all together to join our girls nights. We’re all in this together to learn - women supporting women - and in the words of our producer, so we can all be #confidentqueens.

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