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The biggest difference between renting and owning a home is what you are responsible for. When you rent and something breaks you call the landlord. When you own your home and something breaks you have two options: DIY or call the repairman.
When you’re still on Cloud 9 from choosing the perfect house and signing the papers, you’re not really thinking about things going wrong. But isn’t that usually when they do? That’s how it works in my life – find the perfect house, daydream about how you’re going to make it amazing, and WHAM, the septic backs up or a floor isn’t quite as level as the others. Those are the lesser perks that come along with buying a home. Thankfully there’s a lot of repairs you can do yourself and as you do more and more you start to realize you’re just adding a bit of yourself to your home. Of course, there are some things where doing it yourself isn’t the best option, like electrical work and plumbing, unless you’re skilled in those trades.
Don’t worry – there’s plenty of fixes you can make yourself and in the YouTube age there’s always a video to show you how. I can’t tell you how stressed I was before I learned how to patch drywall. It seemed impossible, but after watching a couple helpful tutorials and psyching myself up a few times I’m now pretty adept when it comes to making holes disappear.
The most important thing about home ownership is that you follow your dreams and don’t let doubt and confusion stop you. SunTrust Mortgage wants to make the home buying experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. They’ve even put together “Your Guide to Home Buying”, where they define the process from A to Z. They want to give you the confidence to make owning a home a reality.
Perhaps the most important part of buying a home, finding the right lender is vital. You need someone who understands your wants, your fears, and your hold backs. You need a lender that will work for you and with you to get the best rates and the right terms. You also need someone who will help you understand what you’re getting into, answer your questions, and explain the process so you can understand it. You need a human, not a robot – and that’s where SunTrust Mortgage shines! They go out of their way to make sure you’re 100% confident in your home buying process. After all, their motto is SunTrust Mortgage: With Understanding Comes Confidence.