So are you thinking about a home purchase but don’t know where to start? Or have you started looking—going to an open house here and there—and have a bunch of questions? Whatever you’re looking for, a good place to start would be to make your way through our free homebuying book. In it you’ll find a step-by-step description of each stage of the homebuying process. Included in the book:
Your Homebuying Journey: A comprehensive examination of your homebuying steps—in order—from a description of lender types, loan approval, finding a home, and making an offer, to home inspection, final walk-through and settlement.
Post-ratification Checklist: A detailed, chronological list of important steps you’ll take after your offer is accepted.
Parties to the Transaction: Specific definitions of those involved in the transaction—from realtors and brokers to home inspectors, homeowner associations, and your settlement company.
In addition, the book contains helpful information on securing a lender, determining a suitable monthly payment and comfortable purchase price, making an offer, and an all-important discussion on the parties to the transaction, and who’s there to represent you.
Even if you are not ready to buy for a while, it’s worth learning these homebuying details so you will gain a better understanding of how much you need to save, what you can afford, and what to expect—from choosing a lender to the day you close on your new home. Fill out our handy online form and we’re happy to schedule a friendly no-strings-attached educational session over coffee, wine, or other beverage of your choosing. We can discuss our closing rebate program for home buyers and answer any homebuying questions you have in person. Being educated helps relieve the stress associated with taking that first step toward home ownership.