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Afraid of the Unknown – Part 1

  1. Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.
  2. Bungee-jumping off a bridge.
  3. Getting your blood drawn.
  4. Spiders and bugs.
  5. Public speaking.


What do these things have in common?

All of these are things that regularly rank in the top 10 things that people in America are afraid of.

4 out of 5 of these things are ones that I am afraid of myself, but there is a very good reason for my fears.

I am afraid of the unknown.

What if the parachute doesn’t open? What if they find something in my blood work? If a scary-looking bug bites me, will I contract some nasty tropical disease? The questions continue to grow the more I think about some of the things that I have fears of.

However, do you know that there is another top fear? For renters, they fear the unknown and it often keeps them from buying their very first home.

What if I can’t make my payments? Where do I start? How much money does it take? Is my credit good enough? Do I qualify as a veteran?

In an on-going series, I will personally address each of these concerns and more. In doing so, I want to take the fear out of the unknown of what it means to buy a home for the first time. Knowledge is power and once you are able to see that many of the fears have answers, it will ease your anxiety. You will learn that your professional realtor is handling much of the scary work so you do not have to do so. That alone makes it even easier to take your first jump out of the airplane called, “Fear of the Unknown.”

Once you take the first step out of the “renting airplane”, you will be able to enjoy the views while your realtor shows you there is nothing to fear as you move toward the solid ground of owning your very first home.



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