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10 Step Home Buying Guide

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10 Step Home Buying Guide

10 Step Home Buying Guide

10 Step Home Buying Puzzle resolved

Launching into the home buying process can be daunting and may feel like one of those crazy jigsaw puzzles you tackled as a kid. So many pieces – where do I start? This 10 Step Home Buying Guide, in the next 11 posts, will ease your mind. Following will be a step by step guide to propel you from start to finish and get you into your next home!

Whether you are a first time home buyer, getting ready to downsize, move up or relocate The 10 step Home Buying Guide will provide a clear path. The process for buying homes in California continues to morph and change so even if you purchased a home in the past you may need a refresher course.

Are You A First Time Home Buyer?

If you are a first time home buyer this will give you a good basic understanding of the process, what to expect and get you ready to choose and meet with a local, active Realtor.

Keep in mind that not all home buyers follow the same process. It’s not uncommon to start with #3 or even #2. Over 90% of home buyers start their search online, sometimes browsing properties for 1-2 years before contacting a Realtor or working on a loan approval.  No worries. The first few steps are flexible in the 10 Step Home Buying Guide. Once you get to step 5 you are on a clear path towards owning a home and the steps follow in the exact order.

This will be an 11-part article, highlighting one step of the process at a time so by the time you get to the end you will be ready to start your home buying process or if your feeling inspired you can start after #1 or #2 and give me a call!

10 Step Home Buying Guide

  • Establish A Budget
  • Engage Your Marin Modern/San Francisco Modern Realtor
  • Obtain Loan Pre-Approval
  • Preview Homes
  • Make an Offer
  • Negotiate towards ratification
  • Inspection Contingency
  • Appraisal/Loan Contingency
  • Sign/Fund/Close or Record
  • Collect the Keys and Enjoy!

Look for part 1 – Establish a Budget. A crucial first step in the home buying process.

 

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