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. Being educated is the first step toward home ownership.