June 2018 – Did you know that since 2002, the month of June has been recognized across the country as National Homeownership Month? The month-long event is an initiative put into place by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development meant to help educate and promote the benefits of homeownerships for American families.
This year’s theme is titled Find Your Place and is aimed at helping prospective first-time buyers receive the tools and guidance they need to finally enter the homebuying market. It can seem like a daunting journey to embark on and many first-time buyers might not even know where to start. But with Lennar, they have experts on hand to help you from start to finish. From financial planning to understanding a mortgage and so much more, Lennar is ready to help answer those questions.
There are a few things to consider before you start your new home search. Do you have a steady job and low debt? Have you been able to start saving some money? Have you been working on your credit score and set what would work for you as a total monthly budget? If so, you might be ready to move onto the next step – understanding how much home you can afford.
Many new homebuyers are surprised to learn that you don’t necessarily have to put down 20 percent to qualify for a loan. While it will cause your monthly payments to be lower, people can qualify for putting down as little as zero to three percent down payment based on their circumstances. The best way to figure out what options you have is to reach out to the experts.
By getting in touch with one of Lennar’s New Home Consultants or Internet Sales Consultants, they can refer you to a mortgage expert in your area who works for our preferred lender. That way you know you’re working with someone who knows the process and the new homebuying process.
Once you’ve figured out how much home you can afford, the fun part begins! Deciding on what type of home is right for you requires thinking over a lot of factors, and while a resale home might seem cheaper than a new home initially – learning the benefits of a new home might change your mind. No need for repairs, built-in contemporary features, prime location, modern design and other features of Lennar’s homes can add value that you simply won’t find in a resale home.
Lennar’s Everything’s Included® program, along with the incredible New Home Consultants, also make the process incredibly simple. This signature program works by including a high level of features into every new home we build as standard. You can enjoy granite or quartz countertops, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances and integrated home automation features that allow you to manage lights, locks, music, temperature, movies and more, remotely from a smart device or with voice control by Amazon Alexa. AND, it’s all included in a new Lennar home at no additional cost!
You also get the opportunity to save when you decide to buy new with Lennar, because you don’t need to hire a broker! The New Home Consultants are experts at helping you find the perfect home. They know all of the community locations, floorplans and homes that are available. Once they get to know your family they can help you find the home of your dreams.
There’s no better way to celebrate National Homeownership Month than with the purchase of a new Lennar home. And whether your looking to enter into the home market for the first time, or looking to move-up into something brand-new, Lennar is here to help you through every step of the way!
Start your search today by visiting www.lennar.com.
Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and active adult homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar’s Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of Lennar’s homes and others. Lennar’s Rialto segment is a vertically integrated asset management platform focused on investing throughout the commercial real estate capital structure. Lennar’s Multifamily segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multifamily rental properties. Previous press releases and further information about Lennar may be obtained at the “Investor Relations” section of Lennar’s website, www.lennar.com.