25 Steps To Buy A Home In the Wine Country
Buying a home for the first time can be a very empowering experience. After all, it’s your first home! You can paint it how you like, decorate to your taste and best of all your mortgage payments create equity. Buying a home can also be confusing and stressful. There’s no manual. Determining what home to buy, which neighborhood is best and what schools are good can be exhausting and overwhelming. Luckily, the guidance of a good realtor will make the following steps seem seamless and empowering.
When Wine Country Infusion represents a buyer, we have your best interest at heart. Whether you’re buying a $300,000 home or a $25 million home, you will get our full attention. We believe it’s our job to not only find you the perfect property, but also to educate you throughout the entire process. To read reviews about us from past clients visit Yelp and here’s a video about working with Annalise.
If you’re anxious to get started, fill out the home buyer checklist-preliminary preparations form. Send us an email with your answers (copy and paste) at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can set up a search set for you on the MLS and email you homes which fit your search criteria.
Here are the steps to purchase property in the Wine Country:
Step 1: Find a Realtor
Step 2: Get Pre-approved for a mortgage
Step 3: Find the home of your dreams
Step 4: Time for showings
Step 5: What you need to know before making an offer
Step 6: Making an offer
Step 7: I have an accepted contract, what’s next?
Step 8: Drop off your 1st earnest money check to escrow
Step 9: What are contingencies for? And why do I need an appraisal?
Step 10: Arranging your loan & Set up homeowner’s insurance
Step 11: Tips for attending the home inspection
Step 12: Review inspection reports, bids & Review the HOA condo documents (only applies to buyers who are purchasing condos)
Step 13: Removing ALL contingencies; Property is Pending in the MLS
Step 14: Hire movers and start packing and give notice to your landlord
Step 15: Hook up your utilities, change of address cards
Step 16: Get your down payment ready to wire to escrow
Step 17: What is clear to close?
Step 18: Attend the walk through
Step 19: Wire transfer your down payment
Step 20: Sign closing docs
Step 21: Wrapping things up