Planning for your first home is perhaps the biggest financial commitment you will make in your life. Getting it right the first time is crucial, so it is best to have a financial plan laid out to help guide you as you get on your way to achieving the home of your dreams.

Budgeting

Have a clear and practical amount in mind. Although saving up for your first home will not happen overnight, make sure you understand how much you need, and how much you will have to set aside to get there. Start small and see what expenses you can live without and cut down on debt that you don’t really need. You’ll be surprised at how much you can save.

Planning

Always have a financial plan in mind, outlining your short and long term goals. You may want to also include a debt management plan to free yourself from debt before you start saving up for your first home.

Saving For Your Deposit

If you’re planning to save up for your first home, you must be prepared to follow your savings plan religiously. If you can save up 10% of each paycheck without having to miss any of your financial responsibilities, do so. Start cutting down on your splurges and pay only for what you really need.

Be Realistic

Owning your first property will not happen overnight, but with a carefully laid out plan and a good team of advisers behind you, reaching your goals of having the home of your dreams is not impossible. Lenders nowadays would like to see a clear picture of your financial health, so make sure you have everything covered to show them genuine savings.

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Dorian Traill is the current Director of Grand Capital Finance Group and Fountain Property Group. He specialize in home loans for people as well as helping them build wealth through quality investment properties that ultimately lead to long term financial freedom.