Below is the Step-by-Step process and what to expect when buying your first home.
Step 1: Hire a Realtor
Step 2: Get pre-approved 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!