Buying Your First Home in Winchester Virginia

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

Buying your first Winchester, Virginia home can be exhilarating and Buying your Winchester VA homehorrifying at the same time.  It's the single largest expense most people will accept in their lifetime.  That alone could make you want to run the other way, but STOP!  I can help you buy your first home, and we'll have fun doing it.

There are a few things you can do to get prepared for that first home purchase.  These simple guidelines will make the process simple and less stressful.

  • Decide what kind of house you "need" or "want" before you start looking.  How many bedrooms do you want?  How many bathrooms will you need?  Do you need a basement, fenced yard, garage or a family room?  Have this information ready before the search.
  • Drive around your area and see what neighborhoods look like a place you would like to live.  Which ones can you scratch off your list?
  • Do a few web-searches on,,,,  That will give you a little sense of what to look for when reviewing listings.
  • Call Cornerstone Business Group, Inc. You will need an experience Realtor to help you gain access to the homes that you ultimately want to look at, and your Realtor can help you see things you may not have enough experience to see.
  • Ask your CBG Inc. agent for recommendations on Lenders and make an appointment.
  • Have the lender to a summary of your financial situation and qualify you for a purchase of $XXXXXX.  That will help you know what price range you should be looking in.
  • Link up with your CBG Inc. agent and start the search in the local MLS, pick your favorites and go take a look.
  • Have your CBG Inc., agent explaining the process from contract through loFirst[time home buyers in Winchester VAan to closing.  You will have a time-line to work details out.  Your CBG Inc. agent can get your ready to take that journey.
  • Move in and recommend CBG Inc. to all your friends. 

Buying a Winchester, Virginia home can be a great experience if you follow a few simple guidelines.  Let's get together and make it happen today!


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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Mike- excellent advice especially for first time home buyers.  Where to start?  It can be overwhelming but you did a great job of laying out the steps. 

Jan 27, 2012 12:26 PM #1
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Thanks, Kathy.  I'd love to see some young buyers call us up!  I hope you're having a great week.

Jan 27, 2012 12:28 PM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Mike -- horrifying and exciting -- yes, that pretty much describes the feeling of many first time homebuyers - if it weren't for your very clear and concise checklist, I would have added confused but your list should eliminate that word from their vocabulary if they followed your wise advice.  

Mar 17, 2013 10:27 PM #3
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

This is a very nice post and very helpful! I think anyone looking in Winchester should definitely call you! 

May 10, 2013 02:04 PM #4
Marie-Denise Kratsios
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Huntington, NY
Where ever you are, that's where I'll be!

Great advice, Mike, for any first time (or even 2nd or 3rd time) buyer.  Is your local MLS site?  I tried Googling it, but nothing came up.

Jul 22, 2018 09:42 AM #5
Amy Christiansen
Christiansen Real Estate - Gunnison, UT
Residential Real Estate/ Land

Great information for first-time buyers.  

Jan 31, 2019 09:24 AM #6
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