You’ve already taken the first step – you’ve
decided to buy a new home!
Step 1: Decide to Buy The steps are the same if you’re a first time
home buyer or this is your second or third move up property. As you step out to
buy your new home, a lot is going to happen. Please remember that you will be
expertly guided through the entire process and therefore, it will be easier
than you think.
A general understanding of each step along the way will make
you more comfortable and confident.
After the decision to buy, your next step is
to find a trusted advisor to guide you through every step of the way.
One of the first questions any buyer asks is:
What kind of house can I afford? The only way to know for sure is to get
pre-approved for a loan as soon as possible. You certainly will want to do this
before you fall in love with a home that ends up being outside your price
The next important thing you must explore is
your wants and needs to gain a clear understanding of what’s most important in
your future home. If you are married, you and your spouse probably have not had
this discussion before. Married or not, you will find out a great deal about
yourself as you go through this process.
I recently helped a first time buyer, married
couple buy their first home in La Mesa. They bought a 1Br 1Ba condo for under
$200K. As we were looking and writing offers, they learned a great deal about
themselves. What they did like or did not like, and what was really important to
them regarding how they would be living in the future. As a result of this
process, they became more aware of who the people they are, what was important
to them, and they even became closer as a married couple as well. Who would
This blog will be written in 8 sections, one
to match each of the steps.
The 8 steps to home ownership are: 1. Decide to Buy 2. Hire your agent. 3. Secure financing. 4. Find your home. 5. Make an offer. 6. Perform due diligence. 7. Close. 8. Protect your investment.
If you have questions regarding home ownership or to schedule a viewing of a property for sale, please call:
Philip Crocker Keller Williams Metro Real Estate 3965 Fifth Ave, Suite 300 San Diego, Ca 92103
CA BRE# 01131961
To search homes from your smart phone: text "philip" to 619-313-4634
About Colleen K. Cotter - mySanDiegoAgent Realty Group
The mySanDiegoAgent Realty Group provides professional real estate consultation in the areas of residential, income properties, luxury rentals, short sales, first time home Buyers, real estate for senior citizens, real estate issues related to divorce, military and corporate relocation. We are experts in downtown San Diego and coastal properties especially Coronado, Encinitas and Point Loma, downtown lofts and condos, urban planning and sports team seasonal placements.
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"We are very pleased with the high quality of service, dedication and professionalism that Philip Crocker provided us during our recent home purchase in North Park. We would highly recommend him to anyone."