Foxbank: Moncks Corner First Time Home Buyer Tips

First time home buyers don’t have to be in the dark about buying a new home with the right information and tips that will make them an educated buyer. 

First Things First

Making the decision to buy a house is a big step and it can be one of the most exciting times in your life. For the first-time home buyer, the to-do list can seem exhausting but there are really just a few things you should know before you take the plunge. Try to keep the process fun and exciting, rather than focusing on everything that could wrong. Working with a builder like Crescent Homes in Foxbank Plantation can take your focus off of the negatives and maintain your positive outlook on this new adventure. If you have the ability to take your time in the home buying process, it can prove to be beneficial in your quest for the right house. Even before you begin looking, you need to ensure you are financially ready to apply for financing and buy the house so take a minute to check your credit with all three bureaus. This step will save you wasted time as if your credit score won't allow you to make a purchase right now, you can start to work on improving your score rather than looking at homes you can't buy.

Hunting for a Location

Real estate is about location but for many potential home buyers, they feel they will need to compromise on a house to get the location or vice versa. For the home buyer in Moncks Corner, you can get a balance of convenient location as well as a great value on the right house. Many of the homes in Foxbank Plantation have large floor plans with high-end features not usually found in the available price range. This means a first time home buyer can be in the right location, as well as move into a home that will meet their needs. Moncks Corner is within driving distance to many of the Lowcountry's top employers as well as local hotspots, making is an ideal area for a homebuyer to consider. Homes in 29461, specifically Foxbank Plantation are built with energy efficiency in mind, which is a factor a buyer should consider. With an energy efficient home, buyers are getting not only great home but also lowered utility costs and that should be a top priority for a first time home buyer. A new home should be easy to maintain yet sometimes a new home can be costly in other ways that a first time buyer isn't prepared but a Crescent Home is built to be efficient.

Wants versus Needs

House hunting can bring out the "pickiness" in even the most easy-going person. Suddenly, they begin to notice everything that is wrong with the potential houses instead of how easily those things can be changed to create an ideal home. Before you begin to cross homes off of your list, it can be helpful to create a list of what you must have in a house and what you can live without. For a large family, the bedroom or overall square footage could make or break a deal while those with pets may need a larger backyard. Sometimes the things a new home buyer thinks they have to have can be overlooked for other features that are available in a newer home like those in Foxbank Plantation. There will always be features of a house that are musts and knowing that ahead of time can save time and hassle when house hunting.

For more information about the Moncks Corner, SC area, Foxbank Plantation, or about the steps needed to take to call the area “home,” contact us today at

Foxbank Plantation
200 Foxbank Plantation Blvd.
Moncks Corner, SC 29461