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I love helping people find their "Home, sweet home." FYI, Once you refine your dream list, contact me to determine if the listing is truly "Active" vs. "Active, subject to a contingency like an inspection or third party approval." I will give you the current information on listings then set up showings, if they're still active.
A common question I get is: "Greg, what's the home buying process?"
In short, you first should get pre-qualified with an experienced lender who will review income and credit then arrive at a price cap to help refine the home search. If you don't have one, I'll give you a few.
Based off that qualifying amount, I'll send listings with your preferences, cities, price range, etc. After sifting and sorting, I'll set up some showings. Once we find and decide on the 'right one,' I will:
1.) Fill out purchase agreement.
2.) Attach the lenders pre-approval in the emailed offer.
3.) Send with the offer and pre-approval, an earnest money check. That doesn't get sent to the listing broker until the offer's accepted.
If we get into a bidding scenario i.e. Highest & Best, multiple offers, I'm very experienced in those so I'll show you savvy options.
Once an offer's accepted, an inspection is ordered for assessment of mechanical's, roof, electric, HVAC, etc. If satisfactory, the inspection contingency is removed and the "A,i" (accepted offer subject to inspection) is updated to 'pending.'
At that point, an appraisal is ordered by your lender with the goal of the homes value coming in at least the offer amount. Closing generally is 30 to 45 days from accepted offer time.
I only work with consummate professionals re: inspections, title, and lending. I'll supply those contacts as we go. Home searching should be fun and exciting. I work hard to make sure the process is that and mitigate any stress. Buying a home is a very smart financial move but it's also part emotional decision. You're in good hands. See testimonies on the web site 😉