There is a lot to consider when buying your new home. You want to make sure that you get the best home for you and your family. Choosing the right home, the right neighborhood, the perfect layout – it can easily become overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. We are here to help guide you through the home buying process from start to finish and beyond.
Education is key to finding the home you’ll love and can afford. Here are a few considerations as you begin your search:
Setting a Time Frame
A typical home search may take anywhere from two to four months or longer, including comparing and evaluating properties, making an offer, securing mortgage approval, and closing the sale.
Finding a Home That Meets Your Wants and Needs
Having a clear idea of what you want in a home will help you and your Realtor find the perfect home and property for you. Prior to viewing homes begin by evaluating what is most important – make a list of ‘must-have’ features versus wants. Make sure a home meets your practical needs before you start indulging your wants.
The Lending Process
The mortgage approval process typically begins with a pre-approval prior to viewing homes to determine how much a buyer can comfortably afford. Final approval once a buyer finds a home can typically take up to four to six weeks, depending on the requirements of the lending institution.