Whether you're just thinking about buying a home or about to close, we can help you take control of the process. Having a good understanding of the steps required to purchase a home will help avoid stress and make more informed decisions.
1. Figuring out what you want and what you can afford
If you're not sure where to get started, a good place to begin is to figure out what you can afford and what your credit score is. Set yourself up for success with a little bit of preparation! Click here for more information along with free Credit Report and Budgeting Checklists.
2. Exploring your financing options
Once you have a good idea of your priorities and your budget, it is a good idea to line up your financing. Most Agents and Sellers will require you to be pre-qualified for a mortgage before submitting an offer. This section will help you understand loan options, interest rates and what is required by being working with a lender. Click here to find out more.
3. Once you have found a home and have it under contract, follow these steps to ensure you do your due diligence
Once you have your home under contract the work is not done, far from it. You'll need to make sure you have an inspection, appraisal and may need to have repairs done prior to closing. Click here for a list of the items you'll want to make sure you check before getting to the closing table.
4. Getting ready to close
You're almost there, it's time to focus on the closing process. There will be a lot of paperwork to submit and things to keep track of. We lay the process out for you step by step with a guide to keep on top of the process. Click here for our closing guide.