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BUYING GUIDE

You will find that being an informed individual about the home buying process is empowering for you. Lucky for you that you came to the right place. So let’s get started buying your first home!

5 Steps to buy a Dream Home

From financing your home loan to being handed the keys, here are the steps to buying a home.

Click on a topic below to help guide you through your homebuying process, from searching for a home to the final closing

Know Where I am

  • Owning vs. Renting
  • Can You Afford to Buy?
  • What is Your Credit Rating?
  • Coming Up With Down Payment
Know Where I am

Get Mortgage

  • Basic Mortgage Questions
  • Types of Mortgage
  • Get Pre-Approved
  • Mortgage Payment Calculator
  • Types of Mortgage Lenders
  • Qualifying for a Mortgage
Get Mortgage

Find a Home

  • Where to Live
  • Buying a Home with an Agent
  • What Kind of Home?
  • Buying Old Homes vs. New Construction
  • Buying Foreclosures and Fixer-Uppers
  • For Sale by Owner Homes
  • How to Value a House
  • Anatomy of a Buyer’s Offer
Find a Home

Buy the Home

  • Home Negotiation Strategies
  • Contingencies are a Buyer’s Friend
  • Are Home Warranties Necessary?
  • Home Inspection Checklist
  • Making an offer on the House
Buy the Home

Close the Deal

  • Closing on a House for the Buyer
  • Real Estate Buyer’s Closing Cost
  • How a Closing Can Go Wrong
  • Title Insurance for the Buyer
  • Homeowner’s Insurance for the Buyer
  • How Escrow Works
Close the Deal

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