Blog Stories From First-Time Home Buyer Class to Home Ownership

From First-Time Home Buyer Class to Home Ownership

By Lily Ray Wyss, November 29, 2022

When we met Rocio and Diego over on Instagram, they weren’t sure how they were going to buy a home, but they knew they wanted to take the steps to do so.
They were able to come to one of our first-time home buyer classes, learn about the buying process, and within a few weeks were pre-approved for a home loan and out shopping for properties.
After looking at a good amount of homes, we were able to narrow down what they wanted and were able to find a home they loved!
They were able to achieve homeownership at the height of the real estate market which was not easy to do for anyone!
So I figured I would share a few strategies that aided in their success:
– Before stepping into a home, they did their homework.
They came to our first-time home buyer class ready to take notes and ask questions.
They worked with us to dial down their must-haves, wants, and no-gos in a home.
And got pre-approved for a home loan.
– During the home shopping process, they were able to quickly adapt to the changing market, were extremely receptive to advice, and were able to shift our strategy when needed.
– Once they got their offer accepted and we were under contract (yay!) they were able to keep a level head and take the transaction step by step.
Finding a home can seem challenging at times, but once you are under contract it can bring up a lot of emotions, but no worries, that is why we are here to guide you along the way!
Want to start your own successful road to homeownership? You are in luck! Join Beth Imhoff of Academy Mortgage and myself for our Home Buying like a Boss homebuyer class, on December 6th at 12:00 pm.
You can RSVP here: Click here
Can’t make the class and want a copy of the replay? Contact us below and we can send that your way and or set up a time for a one-on-one meeting so you can have all the resources you need to be empowered in your home-buying journey.

Lily Ray Wyss

Broker | OR


I love Portland. This city, and its surrounding areas, in my opinion, are the perfect place to call home. We have the amazing ability to put our toes in the ocean, snowboard, and visit some of the world's best breweries all in one day. Our food scene is extremely diverse and prolific. Want to see a show? Comedy, music, theater, etc all have growing, well-supported scenes here. I love selling homes in Portland and more importantly educating my clients and community on how amazing this city is and how you can own a piece of this beautiful state and call it home. Follow me on Instagram to see my new finds and spotlights on the best places to eat, play, and be entertained in the area. And for information on buying/selling and current home market data. Follow at: @lilyrayresidential
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