First-Time Homebuyer

Are you looking to buy your first home?


The Lipkin Audette Team will help guide you through the home buying process and find the perfect home for your lifestyle and your budget!




Why do many first-time homebuyers choose to work with The Lipkin Audette Team?

The Lipkin Audette team have extensive local market experience and work tirelessly to help first-time homebuyers locate a home that is right for them, structure and negotiate the contract and help you get to a successful closing!  In 2018, the agents on the Lipkin Audette Team represented nearly 300 buyers and sellers of real estate, the most in the state of Vermont.

Understanding the First Steps

Knowing how much you can comfortably afford is critical before you start your home search.  We recommend speaking to a local mortgage lender and entering into the pre-approval process. Confidently understanding your budget and price range ahead of time will enable you to make the best decisions moving forward with your search.  For a quick way to estimate your monthly payment, take advantage of our simple-to-use mortgage calculator.

Finding the Right Home

The Lipkin Audette Team understands the many nuances of real estate and are experts in all the communities that make up Chittenden County and the surrounding area.  Utilizing a proven consultative approach, we work directly with you to find a home that meets your criteria and your budget. That combination is a big advantage for first-time homebuyers who want to find the right home for their needs but are unsure about all of the steps necessary to get there.

Informed Decisions

Leveraging the latest in innovation and technology, The Lipkin Audette Team is up-to-date with past and current market trends and anticipates future movement to guide you on how those factors can affect your bottom line.  Get the best advice on how to overcome challenges like low-down-payment financing, multiple offers and zoning issues from a group who has seen it all.  Buying a new home can be challenging, and our experience and local insight enables homebuyers to make intelligent, informed decisions and avoid potential problems and headaches.

Satisfied Customers

"We started our property search over a year ago with a long list of requirements for our first house purchase. Jacob Smith and his team were so patient and helpful during the long search, and when we finally found a home that checked off all the boxes, Jacob stepped up to bat for us every step of the way. He helped us put together offers on holiday weekends, formulate desperate response letters at 10 PM, met us for house showings early on weekends, and helped us through the hectic process of trying to buy a house in the Burlington market - all with a smile even as we apologized for putting him through all this. With the pace of the market and the number of steps involved, Jacob was a godsend helping us through the process and we can't speak more highly of him. We'll definitely send folks his way!" -  Ian

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