Fort Wayne First Time Home Buyer's Guide - Step 5 - Now What?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843

Fort Wayne First Time Home Buyer's Guide - Step 5 - The Offer Is Accepted.  NOW WHAT??

Well, we wrote the offer and it was accepted.  Yay! 



1.  Meet with your lender to start the loan process.  You have X amount of days to do this.

2.  Call an inspector to get the inspection scheduled.  It is YOUR choice which inspector you use or to even have an inspection at all.  We advise all of our buyers to get one, but have had a few that didn't.  Oh, and we will provide you with a list of local inspectors.  You have X amount of days to have this done.

3.  Take a breath. 


Those are the first three things that need to be done. 


We let our buyers know that we order title work, survey and home warranty (if applicable), and the lender orders the appraisal. 

It normally takes 30-45 days to close once we get the offer accepted. 


Next Up:  The Inspection! 


Step 1:  Get Pre-Approved.

Step 2:  Meet With Us.

Step 3:  Look At Homes.

Step 4:  Write The Offer!


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Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen with Century 21 Bradley

Amanda Christiansen is an award winning Realtor with Christiansen Group Realty.


Jared Christiansen is a business partner and in charge of marketing and taking care of things behind the scene.


Enough about us...


Tell us what you want your real estate experience to be, and we will do it YOUR way.


Buying a home in Fort Wayne? Tell us your wants and needs. Let us know how you envision your family living.  Tell us what's important to YOU, and we'll find the community and home that fits.  


Selling your home in Fort Wayne?  Our job is to make you the most money possible in the shortest amount of time. We offer our sellers professional staging, professional photography, and more internet marketing than most. 


We are committed to giving you everything we have to offer.  We are both full time agents and will work around your schedule.  Do nights and weekends work better for you?  NO PROBLEM. We are here to help YOU at YOUR convenience.


Amanda can be reached at 260-704-0843, and Jared can be reached at 260-704-0842, or you can email us at, or




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Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

These are some great tips to share.  First time buyers want to rush to buy without checking items out.  We always have to slow them down a little to explain the options/choices.

Jun 12, 2012 01:09 AM #1
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Morning Jared -

I'm liking your series for sure!  Great information for home buyers.  You just lay the facts out there great example take a breath, which is very true. 

Have a great day!

Jun 12, 2012 01:17 AM #2
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

This is a great leaning blog series. I was thinking about this blog post today on the way home from a home builders open house. I was wondering what I could write on.

Jun 12, 2012 12:29 PM #3
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Thanks for stopping by everybody. 

Sussie:  There are so many topics to write a series about!  Home Buying.  Home Selling.  New Construction.  Or how about one that talks about selling a home, and those sellers becoming buyers?  Maybe talk about all of the steps you do to coordinate both transactions? 

Jun 13, 2012 01:01 AM #4
1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Jared, It is surprising how many times a buyer really doesn't know what to do after the contract is accepted, even though his/her agent has gone over and over it.  It's an exciting time and difficult to focus.

Jun 15, 2012 11:34 AM #5
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