Buyer's Guide

Everything You Need To Know About The Process Of Buying A New Home.

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A Step-by-Step First Time Buyer's Guide

Buying a home is one of the most exciting milestones of your life. To prepare yourself for this moment, you need to know what to expect during the process. This step-by-step first time buyer’s guide created by your agent will help reduce the stress of buying a home and help you enjoy the journey as much as possible.

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Step 1: Find an Agent

We will set up a time to discuss the neighborhoods you’re considering and I will help guide your search. 

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Step 2: Get Pre-Qualified

Based on your income and credit history, the mortgage broker will determine how much a bank will lend you, to help you settle on a price range.

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Step 3: Visit Properties

Now is the time to consider your ideal home’s location and amenities. You will attend viewings and open houses.

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Step 4: Submit an Offer

Once you identify a home you like, you can put in an offer. The seller will likely return with a counter offer, which you can accept, reject, or make another counter. I will provide advice throughout.

My goal is to provide you with the most personalized service that is designed to help you buy your dream home.

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Step 5: Attorney Review

Your attorney's job is vital to protecting your interests,
and to review your paperwork.

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Step 6: Home Inspections

You will select all desired inspections and determine the property condition within the agreed timeline and contingencies. You'll also review disclosures and the preliminary title reports. 

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Step 7: Loan Appraisals

Organize an appraisal with your bank. Your mortgage application is submitted to your lender for the bank to
issue loan approval.

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Step 8: Final Walkthrough

Confirm that no damage has been done to the home since the inspection and that major systems and
appliances are in working order.

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Step 9: Closing

Documents are signed, payment is exchanged, and you receive the keys!

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Step 10: Finish Paperwork

You're a HOMEOWNER. 


After signing the final paperwork to complete the purchase, you are now the owner of a new house. It may take a few days for your loan to be funded once the paperwork has been returned to the lender, but once that check is delivered to the seller, you’ll be all set to move into the home of your dreams. 

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  • Carol L. S.

    “Elizabeth is extremely personable, highly organized, and the consummate real estate professional. It doesn’t get any better than that. ”

  • M.M

    “Elizabeth was amazing to work with, both on the purchase of my home, and on the sale later.”

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