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How to Buy a Home: Overview of the Process

Need a quick refresher on the home buying process?

While overly simplified, these 7 steps will take you from thinking about buying a home to moving in.

For a more in-depth guide, read our Ultimate Guide to Buying A Home.

Home Buying Process

Step 1

Get Approved For A Mortgage

This will give you an idea of your price range for buying a home, and make you a more competitive buyer.

Step 1

Step 2

Get A Buyer’s Agent

Your buyer’s agent (real estate agent) will provide guidance and advice. We’ll match you with right agent for your new home.

Step 2

Step 3

Find Your New Home

It’s time to find your new home! This means searching online, open houses, and more. 

Step 3

Step 4

Make An Offer

You’ve found the right home, now it’s time to make an offer on it!

Step 4

Step 5

Negotiation and Contingencies

Come to an offer you and the seller can agree to. Then, clear all contingencies. This includes activities such as getting a home inspection.

Step 5

Step 6

Closing

Time to go to closing! This is the part where you sign all the needed paperwork and get the keys to your new home.

Step 6

Step 7

Moving In!

Now that you have the keys, it’s time to load up the truck and move in to your new home. Our moving manager can help you prepare for this.

Step 7

Still trying to decide if you should buy or rent? 

Read: Buy or Rent? How to Decide

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