The home buying process - Step 3 ~ Select properties

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co.

 

The home buying process –
                                         Step 3 ~ Select properties

 

          The third step in the home buying process is selecting properties.  At this point you have chosen a lender.  The lender has helped you decide what type of loan your will be using, what price to keep your home search under and an idea of how much to ask for in settlement costs (closing costs if asking the seller to pay for them).

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          You have also chosen a real estate agent.  Your buyer’s agent will help you narrow your search criteria.   Buyer’s should choose the one “must have” for their home search.  This is the one feature that the rest of the home search will be centered around.  It could be a location, number of bedrooms, yard size or any number of items.

 

Here are a few items for your consideration:

 Location

Lifestyle

Age of home

Size of home

Size of yard

Size of rooms

Style of home

Garage

Number of bedrooms

Number of bathrooms

Layout of home

Basement, crawl or slab

Well or city water

Sewer or septic

School system

Price of home

homes by email
          

           After discussing your wants and needs, your real estate agent will check the mls database for homes that best fit your search criteria.  They will set up a client portal for you to select the homes that you would like to view.




The home buying process - 14 Steps to buying a home

The home buying process –
Step 1:  Choose a lender and get preapproved


The Home Buying Process –
 Step 2 – Choose a Real Estate Agent

The home buying process –
Step 4 ~ View  properties



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Rainmaker
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

This is a great outline for buyers.  It makes it easier for them to follow the process and to know where they are in the home buying process.

Mar 08, 2013 11:08 AM #1
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Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
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Making the distinctions between wants and needs can be crucial in the home buying process.

Mar 08, 2013 12:14 PM #2
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Christine McDaniel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co. - Crown Point, IN
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Thanks Joan, Just some basics that answers a few of their questions. ;)

Mar 12, 2013 02:08 PM #3
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Christine McDaniel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co. - Crown Point, IN
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KAthy,  I agree.  Even that will change during the process.

Mar 12, 2013 02:13 PM #4
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