Below is the Step-by-Step process and what to expect when buying your first home.
Step 1: Hire a Realtor
Step 2: Get Preapproved for a mortgage
Step 3: Are you getting down payment assistance?
Step 4: 90 Minute Consultation with your Realtor
Step 5: Research Area, Crime, Schools, etc.
Step 6: Showings and Narrowing the Field
Step 7: What is a Home Warranty?
Step 8: Make an offer
Step 9: Negotiations
Step 10: Congratulations, you’re under contract (the three things)
Step 11: Mortgage Sabotage. Avoid It!
Step 12: Choosing the Rest of your Team (Title and Inspectors)
Step 13: Use Updater to begin moving preparations
Step 14: Insurance, Utilities, and Lender requests
Step 15: Tips for attending the home inspection
Step 16: Read and Respond to Inspection Report
Step 17: Review the HOA/Condo Resale Package (if applicable)
Step 18: The Appraisal and the results
Step 19: Hire movers and start packing
Step 20: Did you change your utilities?
Step 21: Final Walkthrough 0-7 days before settlement
Step 22: Why “Clear to Close” is what you want to hear!
Step 23: Wire transfer to title company
Step 24: Attend closing
Step 25: Change those locks
Step 26: Review ME!
Step 27: Which papers do I keep?
Step 28: Wait, I have a question!