House Buying Checklist

We want to make sure you have all the information needed to buy the perfect house. We created a checklist for you to use when buying a home. It may seem a little overwhelming, but hopefully you will be glad you took the time to go over this and it was beneficial to you.

 

  • Be an informed buyer.
  • Familiarize yourself with the mortgage process.
  • Get Pre-Approved before you look for a home and show with the power of a cash buyer.
  • Get your financial picture in focus as soon as possible.
  • Best time to work on your budget is before you move.
  • Consider how much time is needed to buy a home.
  • Find an Agent that you trust.
  • Determine house needs and wants to determine the types of houses you should look at.
  • Familiarize yourself with the various types of houses: single family, townhouse, and condo.
  • House Hunting Time!
  • Familiarize yourself with how to set a value on a house.
  • When you find an acceptable house, write an offer.
  • Negotiate your best deal using the information you have acquired.
  • Make a mortgage loan request.
  • Arrange for home inspection.
  • Learn about home warranties and what they cover.
  • Compare and secure homeowners insurance.
  • Arrange for closing agent or attorney.
  • Make moving plans.
  • Secure final loan approval and commitment from the lending institution.
  • Do a final walk through of the house.
  • Final closing and settlement.
  • Move to your new home and begin enjoying it!

Now that you have read through the list…what’s the stress level? Make a copy of this checklist if you would like to and we will do everything we can to bring down the stress level for you!