December 9th, 2017 9:04 AM by Jackie A. Graves, President
When you’re buying a
home, it can be exciting and frightening! If you’re a first time homebuyer, it
can be hard to know what to expect. That’s why we created this infographic that
walks you through the complete home-buying process.
buying a home doesn’t actually start with looking at homes. It starts with
looking at your budget to see how much of a mortgage payment you could afford
each month. Then, you begin saving for a down payment and shop around for the
best mortgage with the least expensive interest rate. During this time, you can
hire a highly recommended buyer’s agent who can help you find your dream home.
getting your finances in order, you should decide what you want and need in a
home, and then give that list to your buyer’s agent. The agent can take this
list and find possible houses that you may be interested in at your price
you have found the perfect home, make an offer. Depending on your offer, you
and the seller may haggle until you agree on a price, in which time you will
enter into contract on the home. While the home is under contract you as the
buyer must finalize the mortgage, have the home appraised, surveyed and
inspected, and purchase title and home insurance.
you and the seller enter closing, where you will pay for the down payment and
provided services that got the home ready. (Title insurance, appraisals and
home inspections.) The seller hands over the keys, and with that you’re the
owner of a home!
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