Understanding the Home Buying Process

The more you know about the best way to reach a goal, the more
likely you are to get the result you want. So, whether you’re hunting
for a new job, assembling a backyard BBQ, or training for a 3 mile
run, you’ll want to use a proven process to help you get there.
That certainly holds true when shopping for a new home.
There is a proven process to getting the home you want, in the
neighborhood you want, at a price you can afford. Here are
the highlights:

1. Get Ready
There’s a lot you must do before you pack your energy snacks in the
car and go looking at homes. If you own your current home, you
must prepare that property for sale. You should also get financing
for a new home pre-approved, so you know exactly how much you
can afford.

2. Go shopping
Your next step is to view the right homes currently available on the
market. It’s a good idea to make a wish list of property and
neighborhood features you’re looking for in a new home. You may
not be able to get everything you want, but you can probably come
pretty close.

3. Make an offer
When you see a home you like, the first thing you’ll need to do is to
make an offer. This can be tricky especially if there are other
interested buyers.

4. Get an inspection
Always get the home checked out by a qualified home inspector. A
property may have issues, such as a foundation leak, that are not
obvious during a viewing.

5. Prepare for the move
Once you’ve made the purchase, you need to arrange for moving
and deal with other details, such as utilities, telephone, mail
forwarding and so forth.

As always, I’m here to answer any questions you may have.

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