Buying your home is a big decision especially if you will be a first-time home owner. It can seem overwhelming and quite daunting to go the process alone. For starters, where do you begin looking for properties that are for sale? How do you get a hold of sellers to view the homes? What is the best loan option for you, and how will you pay the arrangement and legal fees? If you feel yourself starting to hyperventilate, take a deep breath and relax. Just give us a call. We are here to assist you with all of your needs when looking to buy a new home. Keep in mind some of the following to help get you through the process.
Start by visiting with one of our experienced agents to begin the process of looking for a new home. Discuss your needs, dislikes, preferred neighbourhoods, and price range. An agent can begin the process of showing you homes that meet your needs and preferences. Many homes will have scheduled open houses on weekend afternoons or evenings so you can tour potential properties and narrow down your search. Looking at a home in person is a great way to get a feel for the structure and see any potential problems you want to avoid.
The next step is for an agent to walk you through the process of obtaining a loan. They can recommend lenders as well as explain the other expenses involved in the buying process. Some of the expenses that come with purchasing a home include arrangement fees to the lender for drawing up papers, house inspection fees, misc. legal fees, and some taxes such as Stamp Duty Land Tax depending on the value and price of the property. Our experienced agents can keep you informed and make sure you aren’t surprised with unplanned expenses.
Once the negotiations and final sale price have been agreed upon, you can be sure that our agents will make the contracts and final signing process effortless and smooth. Buying a home can be difficult and stressful but it certainly doesn’t have to be. Keep in mind that this process can take as little as a few weeks to several months. Knowing what to expect ahead of time can put your mind at ease. Don’t go it alone. Trust Dooresteps to make the buying or selling process of your home and trouble free experience.