First Time Home Buying 101

No longer wanting to rent and decided to buy a home? Great! Here are the steps to home buying:

  1. Call a mortgage professional for a 5 minute pre-approval. They will provide a ballpark figure of the total of the monthly mortgage payment, property taxes, and insurance for a particular area. It is a great way to determine the price range for house hunting.
  2. Identify the type of home and the location preferred. Make a list of home wants versus needs. The internet is a great way to begin searching, 80% of home buyers today begin house hunting online. Many Realtors offer a free online buyer search tool, such as MyRealLiving, to input home search criteria. Every time a home comes on the market that meets that search criteria it sends an email notification. Be the first to know about the newest listings!
  3. Choose a Realtor who listens well.  They will only show those homes that are of interest. It shouldn’t take more than 2 weeks to find the perfect home.
  4. Take notes when touring homes. Rank the homes 1 – 10. When the top 2 homes have been identified, schedule a second showing. The Realtor should call and ask the 2 listing agents about the seller’s motivation and see if there are any other offers.
  5. Select the right home and make an offer!

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For more information on home buying, contact Christina today!

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
mobile or text 937-205-4741 office 937-573-0082  
Real Living Realty – #1 in OHIO!
Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation

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