As a full service real estate firm serving the military community here in Northeast Florida, we’re blessed to have sold more than hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate in the Jacksonville market. If you’re looking to buy a home, we can help.
Here are three important home buying tips for military families moving to Jacksonville.
1. Find a great lender
We want to make sure you’re connected with a great lender, because that is a key piece right now. In this market, your lender needs to be accessible and able to close quickly. Consider choosing a local lender over a national one. Sometimes, larger banks and national mortgage companies have so much volume that they can’t offer the same level of personalized service as a local lender who is willing to give you their cell phone number.
2. Explore military benefits
There are a lot of benefits that come with a VA loan, such as lower interest rates and no down payment. Be sure to explore this option when choosing how to finance your new home.
3. Hire an experienced real estate agent
When it comes to negotiating a good deal – especially in the current market – experience matters. Most of our staff is part of a military family. Whether it’s choosing the right neighborhood or needing to close virtually, we’ve been in your shoes. We know the market, we know the lenders, and we know how to help military families navigate both. We’d love to use our experience to help you find your next home.
We also have a free Home Buyer’s Guide you can access here.