When it comes to buying your home.

The key to finding the right home is organization

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Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Before you start house-hunting, decide out how much house you can afford. If you will be obtaining a loan, I will refer you to a loan officer to pre-qualify you for your home loan.

  • Prioritize what is most important and what is least important in a home. Make a list of everything you want in a home. We will go over your list, so I know exactly what you need in your home.

  • Make notes as you look at the home. Some people even take along video recorders or digital cameras to remember which features go with which home.

  • When you do choose a home, in order to make sure the home is structurally sound, you should have the home inspected. I would be happy to provide you with a list of home inspectors you can contact. The inspector will look for large repairs that are needed and report on the condition of the home.

  • Once you've found the home you want to buy, together we'll complete a purchase and sale agreement. This is the contract in which the seller and the buyer outline the details of the property transfer.

  • A closing date is jointly agreed-upon during the negotiation stage of the transaction. Before closing, the closing agent (usually an escrow company, title company or attorney) will complete a thorough settlement statement for both buyer and seller.