You want to buy a house – what an exciting time! Buying a house can be a great financial investment and you will want to carefully plan for and work through the buying process to ensure you get a great home.
There are a lot of steps in your journey to buying a house. Let’s start with an overview of the process:
Step 1 – Select your Realtor. Working with a Realtor who knows the market and the buying process is very helpful in your journey to purchase a home. The best way to start is to meet for a Buyer’s Consultation.
What is a Buyer’s Consultation and Why Should You Have One?
Buying a home is a big investment. Taking the time upfront to find out what you are looking for, discuss the home buying process, and answer all of your questions, will save you time and get you into the home you are looking for.
During the buyer’s consultation we will discuss:
- What is prompting your move?
- When do you need to be in your new home?
- Have you been pre-approved for a mortgage?
- Do you want a home that is move-in ready or a fixer upper?
- How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need and other specifics about the home?
To schedule a home buyer’s consultation or to request a copy of my Home Buyer’s Packet, contact me or fill out this form below.
Financing your house is one of the biggest parts of the home buying purchase. Other than the sales price, which you can pay in cash or with a mortgage, there are several other steps of the buying process that will require payment.
Want to understand more about financing a real estate purchase? I have recorded a vlog series “Understanding Financing”, which discusses the basics of a mortgage, how your credit, income, and assets affect your ability to secure financing, a summary of the loan process and how you can get ready for it, understanding the role of the appraisal, and a summary of loan programs currently available for down payment assistance.
Ready to meet and talk about buying your next home?