Buying a Home

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The Process of Buying a Home

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1. Getting Ready to Buy

The first thing you should do is review your finances. Check your credit rating and try not to make any major credit purchases. You can order your credit report online. Also, determine a comfortable monthly budget for your home purchase, including down payment and monthly payment.

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The next thing to do to get ready to buy is to make a wish list. What are your priorities for your new home? Determine what neighborhood best matches your needs. Identify what features are most important to you in a home. Home prices vary based on location, neighborhood, square footage and age of home. Once you know how much you can afford, you can start a realistic home search.

2. Find a good Buyer's Agent/Realtor®

It's important to work with an experienced Buyer's Agent/Realtor® who represents your interests and can guide you through the entire home buying process. Our services and experience range from financing guidance, to helping you find the right home, to negotiating for the best price and closing on your new home.

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3. Get pre-approved

It's smart to start the mortgage process well before placing an offer on a home. By meeting with lenders – either online or face to face – and looking at loan options, you will find which programs best meet your needs and how much you can afford. We can help guide you through this process.

4. Search for homes

Nowadays buyers can search for homes online and are able to view photos, virtual tours, even floor plans. They can also research communities and school data. Your Buyer's Agent will take it to the NEXT LEVEL by providing the the most up-to-date status and background information that may not be made public, for any home you are interested in. They'll also schedule home tours and answer specific questions about the local community.

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5. Negotiating and managing a transaction

You found the perfect home! What next? We will work on your behalf when negotiating with the seller or more likely, the seller’s agent, to get the best deal for you.

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