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Home Buyer Tips & Resources

The Path To Homeownership.

Our home buyer tips take the guesswork out of the equation. A house is the biggest investment of our lives, a lot of research goes into it before you even see it or make the first step. Find out all you need to know about DMV real estate and areas in one place. Maybe you are just moving to the area and are researching it. Or presently renting and considering buying, or you just outgrew your present home and thinking it’s time for the next step. Either way, you will find useful info here.

  • 1Meet With A Real Estate Professional
  • 2Strategically Establish A Price
  • 3Prepare Your Home
  • 4List Your Home For Sale
  • 5Offers and Negotiation
  • 6Under Contract
  • 7Final Details
  • 8Inspection
  • 9Your Home is SOLD!

There's not commitment required on your part for the initial meeting. It will be educational and help you identify your next steps.

Your agent will provide a market analysis, which will help you set an asking price. As difficult as it may be, it's important to review the market analysis and consider your home price objectively.

View your home trough the eyes of the buyer and ask yourself what you'd expect. Your agent will offer some useful suggestions.

When everything is in place your agent will put your home on the open market. It's critcal you make it as easy as possible for potential buyers to view your home. Potential buyers may ask to see your home on short notice. It's best if you can accommodate these requests, you never want to miss a potential sale

If everything goes well, a buyer (and most often the agent who represents them) will present your agent with an offer. Your agent will present the benfits and risks of each offer. You will have opportunity to either accept or counter any offer based on its merits.

At this point, you and the buyer have agreed to all of the terms of the offer an both parteis have signed the agreements.

While under contract, the buyer will work with their mortgage provider to finalize the loan and perform other due dilligence.

The buyer will usually perform a physical inspection of the home. They may even ask you to make certain repairs. Your agent will explain all of your options regarding inspection.

Congratulations! You've successfully sold your home!

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Save for Your Down Payment
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Create a budget and do your research. There are lots of low down payment options available.

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Know Your Credit Score
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Learn your score and clean up outstanding debts like student loans and credit cards.

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Find Real Estate Agent
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Contact a local professional to guide you trough the process.

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Get Pre-Approved
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Differentiate yourself as a serious buyer and have a better sens of what you can afford.

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Find a Home
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Work with your agent to find a home in your budget that meets your needs.

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Make an Offer
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Determine your price and negotiate the contract.

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Get a Home Appraisal
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Address any hidden issues in the home with the seller.

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Have a Home Inspection
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Ensure the property is worth the price you are prepared to pay.

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Close the Sale

Schedule a closing date once the loan is approved so you can sign the paperwork.

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Move In
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Congrats! You're a homeowner.

The Path To Homeownership.

Our home buyer tips take the guesswork out of the equation. A house is the biggest investment of our lives, a lot of research goes into it before you even see it or make the first step. Find out all you need to know about DMV real estate and areas in one place. Maybe you are just moving to the area and are researching it. Or presently renting and considering buying, or you just outgrew your present home and thinking it’s time for the next step. Either way, you will find useful info here.

  • 1Save for Your Down Payment
  • 2Know Your Credit Score
  • 3Find Real Estate Agent
  • 4Get Pre-Approved
  • 5Find a Home
  • 6Make an Offer
  • 7Get a Home Appraisal
  • 8Have a Home Inspection
  • 9Close the Sale
  • 10Move In

Create a budget and do your research. There are lots of low down payment options available.

Learn your score and clean up outstanding debts like student loans and credit cards.

Contact a local professional to guide you trough the process.

Differentiate yourself as a serious buyer and have a better sens of what you can afford.

Work with your agent to find a home in your budget that meets your needs.

Determine your price and negotiate the contract.

Address any hidden issues in the home with the seller.

Ensure the property is worth the price you are prepared to pay.

Schedule a closing date once the loan is approved so you can sign the paperwork.

Congrats! You're a homeowner.

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