Step by step to buy a house

Buying a home can be overwhelming but this boils down to the preparation and pursuit of a trusted professional.

Find someone who will work with you, and prepare you for the process and guide you every step of the way. Buying a home is an important financial decision and can be a lengthy process. Working with the right people you can trust will pay off in the long run.

Always get multiple opinions and ask lots of questions and be sure to turn to several loan officers, insurance providers, real estate agents and inspectors.

To better manage the home buying process you have the following steps:

  • Obtain pre-approval and find a reliable lender who provides a good rate.
  • View homes and communities with a knowledgeable real estate agent. Make sure the community aligns with your needs, desires, and values.
  • Write an offer and have the contract accepted.
  • Do house inspections. If there are unacceptable conditions, you have the right to withdraw from the contract or renegotiate.
  • Evaluation of the house. This is another layer of protection, so you do not overpay.
  • Work with a reliable title company and complete the purchase.