First House Keys

Are you ready to enter the world of home ownership? 

We make sure you fall in love with the right house. Determine with your real estate agent what your specific needs are, and schedule appointments to only those homes that meet these needs. You’ll still see a wide variety of homes, but your house hunting will be more focused.

House hunting really begins with a town or neighborhood. Consider the:

• Proximity to work • Distance to shopping or restaurants • Medical care availability • Traffic flow, especially during high volume hours • Quality of neighborhood schools • Distance to schools, parks and libraries • Desirability of the area (Are homes holding their value?)

Lifestyle considerations. Your lifestyle specifications can help you remain focused on finding the right home. You may need office space or room to entertain in your new home.

Are you looking for a home to grow into? Look down the road. For instance, buying a home with a nearby school-of-choice may not be a benefit to you now if you don’t have children in your home, but could be great for resale.

Stay flexible. Prioritize what you’d love in your home and accept that you may not find every feature, but can perhaps add them later.



5 Common First Time Home Buyer Mistake
  1. They don’t ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal.
  2. They don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house.
  3. They don’t find the right agent who’s willing to help them through the homebuying process.
  4. They don’t do enough to make their offer look appealing to a seller.
  5. They don’t think about resale before they buy. The average first-time buyer only stays in a home for four years.

Source: Real Estate Checklists and Systems,


What do all those abbreviations on home listings mean?


Real estate agents have a language all their own. The following is a key to help you interpret some of the common abbreviations you’ll see in the real estate advertising listings.

A/C Air conditioning

Appl Appliances

BA or Bth Bathroom

BR or Bdrm Bedroom

BSMT Basement

CH/A or CHA Central heat and air

DR Dining room

DW Dishwasher

EIK Eat-in kitchen

f-bmt Finished basement

fncd yd Fenced yard

FP Fireplace

GA or Gar Garage

LR Living room

PL Swimming pool

SF or sq ft Square feet

WBFP Wood-burning fireplace

WIC Walk in Closet

W/D Washer and dryer

WW Wall-to-wall carpeting

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The Yeatman Team has included numerous helpful guides in the FIND YOUR HOME section on this website. These are guides to help you navigate the home buying process. Refer to them often. The slides below highlight some of the reasons to Buy.


Buying your first house can be scary. The Yeatman Team loves working with new buyers. We also realize that there are unique nuances to the sales process when working with new buyers. We pledge to guide you and educate you throughout the process. Although not "rocket science" there are a lot of plates that spin at the same time and need to be managed. ~~~ Financing ~~~ Shopping ~~~ Contracts ~~~ Inspections ~~~ Appraisals ~~~ Walk thrus ~~~


The Yeatman Team loves working with First Time Buyers.  We realize this is one of your first major life purchases. How, where, and when to buy are critical decisions in establishing a strong financial foundation. We love going on the journey with you. Most importantly we are honest and will tell you when we think you should walk away from a deal. Our honesty will keep your emotions in check to find the "perfect" home.







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