4-Step Homebuyer's Guide
Searching for your next property? Whether you’re looking for your first home, a new place to settle in with your family or an incredible investment property, my goal is to prepare you for buying a home and to guide you confidently through the process. I am your representative in introducing you to the current market and available properties, your strategist in making the right offer, and your negotiator, by your side through the close of escrow and always available thereafter.
First, you must look carefully at your finances to determine if you’re in a position to pay cash or if you’ll need a loan. I'll offer my recommendations for finding a lender, the process of getting loan approval, and what you’ll need before starting this process. It starts with knowing your finances. This includes a full analysis of what you can afford on a monthly basis, the amount of your down payment (if you are getting a loan), and how much you want to pay overall. If you don't need a loan and intend to pay all cash, you'll need to provide a proof of funds document, generally a bank statement, showing sufficient funds to close escrow, including purchase price and closing costs.
Before you start searching, determine what you are looking for in a home and on what you are willing to compromise. Your home is an investment, so it's important to buy, not just with an eye to what you want in a home, but the value of the property long term.