4 Easy Steps for Home Buyer Buying a House

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792

4 Successful Steps to Buying a HouseAre you thinking of buying a home this year?

Do you know the steps you need to do if you want to buy a house?

Do you want to have a successful home buying experience?

Just like building stairs, the home buying process involves having a solid foundation beneath you.  Your credit score is the foundation toward buying a house. Without a good foundation, the stairs crumble...without good credit, you can't buy a house.

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Comments (10)

Jim Lee, REALTOR Emeritus
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
Buying or Selling? Ann & Jim are the local experts

Wow, home buying 101.

Seems so simple but it's often a long journey between steps 1 and 4.

Jan 21, 2009 03:13 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Gena, loaded with common sense and so pertinent for every buyer no matter what price range. It just takes the effortto remember basics so that no matter what preconceived notions a buyer my have abut a market, they must be realistic and follow a proven procedure!

Jan 21, 2009 03:36 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Gena, One of past clients with a credit score of over 800 is seeking a loan. He reports that the hoops and the qualifiers are making him re-think his wanting to move forward.  As Jim Lee noted, the the journy between steps 1 and 4 is often riddled with a lot of anxiety and difficulty.

Jan 21, 2009 04:18 AM
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Gena - great post,  for buyers considering buying a new home. I really like the format and how it is laid out with information about specific neighborhoods.

Great talking with you today - thanks!

Jan 21, 2009 06:48 AM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Gena if I was looking for a home in the Sacramento area you would be the hands down choice. There is nobody that covers the area like you. The fact that you have seen it all is a major benefit to your clients as well.

Jan 21, 2009 07:13 AM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

What an informative post for home buyers.

Jan 21, 2009 12:43 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Jim, when steps 1 and 2 are completed, the others just fall right in line.

Russell, how true. Why change what works beautifully and efficiently?

William, depends upon who is doing the loan and who the Realtor is, I guess. As long as folks have good credit, it hasn't presented itself to be a problem...so far.


Jan 21, 2009 01:57 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Sharon, it was a pleasure speaking with you, too.  I am so looking forward to hearing from you again. Glad you liked the article.  I believe most people appreciate the simplicity and it makes reaching a goal a lot more obtainable.

Bill, thank you.  I am honored.

Marchel, thank you. Simple but definitely attainable.

Jan 21, 2009 02:01 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Gena,

Excellent info home buyers in Sacramento or anywhere else. I totally agree with you about the pre-approval process for anyone. Seems to me like it's also a way for buyers to resolve issues in advance, sometime some fine-tuning for a pre-approval.

Jan 21, 2009 03:55 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Lynda, I totally agree. Without a pre-approval home buyers are simply cooking a recipe before finding out the ingredients and going shopping for the supplies.  Just doesn't make sense.

Jan 23, 2009 02:37 AM