Buying Your First Home
There are plenty of things to think about when buying a new home, especially when it is your first home. Allow me to make your first home purchase as stress-free and as enjoyable as possible.
The decision to buy your first home, whether you’ve been renting for years, or finally moving out of your parent’s home, isn’t one to be taken lightly. It really is a big deal! You will likely have plenty of questions, from what you can afford to where is the best location that meets your needs. As a REALTOR®, I am here to help you get all of the answers in order to make the best decision possible.
One of the aspects of working in real estate that I really enjoy is showing homes to prospective buyers, especially first-time home buyers. Your first home is always something special as it is something you’ve worked hard to get, and is the largest investment one can make.
Taking Your First Steps to Home Ownership
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Using a REALTOR® to help find you a home should be a no-brainer. Buying services are typically free and you have full representation and backing of an entire brokerage working for you.
I will present you with comparable properties in the area that have recently sold to make sure we are offering a fair price and certainly not overpaying when we don’t need to. Sometimes the market dictates when to overpay, not the value of the property. The offer will include such things as the amount, the closing date (the day you take possession), specific conditions and clauses. I will negotiate the entire process and try to keep it as stress-free as possible.
Take a look at this sample offer with explanations.
The next steps include a visit back to your mortgage broker to finalize the financing, arranging a home inspection and taking care of any other special conditions in the offer. Once all conditions are met, the offer is considered “firmed up” and property sold. Our brokerage office will handle all documents and communications with your lawyer.
Now it’s time to start packing!
Even after you move in, you can contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns. I am always here to help!