The Home Buying Process

Episode 1 Knowing When You’re Ready
Determine whether to rent or buy, figure out what you can afford, live within your budget, if you’re not buying alone, find out if your partner and your interests are aligned, if you’re buying by yourself, make sure you know what you want.

Episode 2 Mortgage Lending 101
Get pre-approved for a loan to determine your loan options and get your financing prepared. It shows sellers that you are ready and serious when you decide to make an offer on a home.

Episode 3 The Search
Think about your main requirements, property type, location, bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, schools, etc. Figure out what your must-haves and what can you live without.

Episode 4 The Offer
Complete an offer sheet with your Realtor® that gets presented to the seller. Manage the inspection, contingencies and possible loan requirements that may come up.

Episode 5 Closing The Sale
There is nothing more awesome than taking ownership of your new dream home. Before you close, be ready to sign several documents. Congratulations, you’re homeowners!

 

First Time Home Buyer 101

How Do I Get Started?
What’s your price range? Buying your first home is likely the biggest financial decision you’ll ever make, and so you should educate yourself as deeply as possible before you take that momentous step.

Making trade-offs
Your first home is possibly your first major investment. See the ins and outs of balancing your budget with your particular needs and wants in a home.

Submitting an Offer
Learn the basics on writing and submitting an offer on a home you are ready to buy.

Home Buying 101: Closing Process
What happens after your offer is accepted? Learn the basics on escrow, or the closing process, so you know what to expect after you find a home to buy, submit an offer and come to agreeable terms between you and the seller.

Myths and Truths
Buying your first home is a big deal. Searching online is a great place to start, but buying a house is not like ordering a book online. Don’t let common myths you may have heard about home buying stand in the way of connecting with a helpful professional!

Myths and Truths
5 common Home Buying Myths addressed by our panel of experts.