Here are the eight steps you should follow when buying a house.

Here are the eight steps to buying a home in today’s market:

1. Pick an experienced real estate agent. This is going to be your largest investment, so you’re not going to want to work with  just anybody. Check out their reviews online and find out if they know what they’re doing based on their past clients’ assessments.

2. Get qualified for a loan. If you’re a cash buyer, you can skip this step, but for everybody else, you’re going to need to get in contact with a lender. There are a lot of different programs out there. If getting over $16,000 towards your closing costs and down payment sounds good, check out our website and go to the page that says “free homeowner money.”

3. Look for homes. You get to go shopping now that you’re pre-approved or have cash in hand. Check out our direct feed to the MLS.

4. Write an offer. Get your agent to find out what it is that the seller’s looking for in an offer.

“Check out where we have access to the live information that’s on the MLS.”

5. Order an inspection. Don’t worry too much about it. There’s something wrong with every house out there, and most things can be fixed. Based on the inspection, you can either move forward or have your agent negotiate repairs or even a price reduction. 

6. Schedule the appraisal and get a quote for insurance. Contact the lender for an appraiser and get a quote for homeowners insurance. Make sure not to delay because you have to be locked in with a policy before closing.

7. Close on your home. Dress to impress because good agents like to get video reviews on closing day.

8. Move in.

If you have any questions about buying a home or real estate in general, feel free to reach out. We’d love to help.

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