Buying Your First Home?

Everybody remembers buying their first home. It is a timely process and requires careful planning to make the process a successful one. Chances are if you are a homeowner, you remember when you bought your first piece of real estate. It is an exciting and memorable experience.
1
FIND AN AGENT
Find a local REALTOR® that is familiar with the area. Ask family and friends for a recommendation. Look at online reviews and testimonials.
2
GET PRE APPROVED
Talk to a lander to get pre-approved and to find out what your monthly payments will be and what your price range is.
3
START SEARCHING
Find a great local website that is accurate and up to date with the hottest new listings and great resources.
4
MAKE AN OFFER
It’s time to make an offer. Your REALTOR® will put comp’s together to find out the current market value of the home and to determine what a good offer will be.
5
HOME INSPECTION
Ask for recommendations from your REALTOR® for a good home inspector. Schedule your home inspection as soon as possible.
6
APPRAISAL
At this time, the lander will have the appraisal ordered. It is important that this is not put off and ordered to avoid any delays.
7
INSURANCE
It is recommended that you call around to at least three or four different insurance agencies to get the best rates.
8
SET UP UTILITIES
Find out who the local utility providers are and give them a call. That way your utilities are all set for when you close on your new home.
9
WALK-THROUGH
During the final walk through the home shall be broom clean and all requested repairs shall be completed with proof of all invoices.
10
CLOSING
Congratulations, you made it to the last step. All you have to do now is show up with your drivers license and sign the papers.