Rego Realty makes the process of buying a home easier. Whether you are a first time home buyer or have purchased before, we are here to guide you every step of the way. You can get excited about your move – not stressed.
PREPARING TO BUY
Buying a home is a big decision and the best way to start is to determine if you can afford to purchase and how much you can afford. You can do this by getting pre-approved by a mortgage lender. A few key questions that can help determine if you are ready for buying a home…
- Should I rent or buy?
- Am I financially stable?
- Do I have financial management kills and discipline to handle this large of a purchase?
- Am I ready and able to take responsibility for all costs that come with being a homeowner?
- Can I devote the time to regular home maintenance?
CHOOSING A REALTOR
When it comes to buying a home, you will want to be sure you have a real estate agent that best fits your needs. We always suggest interviewing a few different real estate agents. You will want to make sure that the real estate agent you hire can guide you through determining your needs, is knowledgeable on market trends and is an expert on the different neighborhoods in your City.
STARTING YOUR SEARCH
Together, we’ll do a needs analysis in order to best understand and prioritize the features you’re looking for in a home. While that may include notes on size, style, and aesthetic, we’ll also consult on school districts, neighborhoods, and community features.
With this information, our team will go through thousands of listings to find the properties best suited for your needs and preferences. From there, we’ll set up viewings and together inspect the finer details of each property. There’s a lot to consider and look out for – are there signs of damage, will it require renovations, etc. With our involvement, nothing will go unchecked so you can be confident in the home you’re moving into.
MAKING AN OFFER
A home is the biggest investment most people will ever make. With our guidance and assistance, we’ll make sure the purchase isn’t bigger than it needs to be.
Once you find the perfect home, we will prepare the Agreement of Purchase and Sale and include all the necessary clauses to protect your interest which we will present to the seller and negotiate the terms and potential counteroffers.
We will help navigate through the myriad of details involved until the time of closing. This includes arranging a home inspection, applying for a mortgage, supplying your lawyer, managing paperwork, and more.
Things can get hectic the closer you are to take possession of your new home. Here are some items to consider before your closing date: Movers – get quotes and book your mover on your desired date Mail – change your address and order mail forwarding Utilities – transfer utilities Change the locks With all steps of the buying process, we’re here to make things simple. Our team is available to consult on the listed items and more.
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