Home Buying Process

First Steps

After You Decide to Buy…

PREPARE

  • Discuss agency
  • Choose Buyer Agent
  • Determine must‐haves
  • Get mortgage pre‐approval
  • Visit properties
  • Make an offer with binder
  • Negotiations
  • Offer accepted

BUY

  • Begin mortgage process
  • Bank appraisal of property
  • Title search
  • Home inspection
  • P&S drafted
  • Buyer and seller sign P&S

  • Earnest money deposit

CLOSE

  • Purchase homeowners insurance

  • Closing attorney assembles closing documents

  • Attend closing

  • Signatures

  • Closing attorney registers your purchase

  • Move in