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Imagine your ideal home then make a list of everything you envisioned, such as the number of beds/baths, the style of home, and location. Then break that list down into high-priority items you can’t live without and lower-priority things that would be an added bonus. Use this list to guide your search online and with your agent.
Once you know how much you can afford and what you’re looking for in a home, it’s time to start your search. And the best place to start is online. Consider setting up a MyWindermere account so you’re notified every time something new comes on the market that fits your search parameters. Your real estate agent can also send you potential homes and take you to tour them in person once you’re ready to get serious. In the meantime, if you want some inspiration, you can peruse the pages of Windermere Living Magazine.
Before you can get really serious about becoming a homeowner, you’ll need to connect with a real estate agent who can guide you through the buying journey. This is probably one of the largest financial purchases you’ll ever make, so it’s critical to have a full-service pro who understands the market and can expertly navigate you through the intricate buying process. Friends and family are a great source for referrals, or you can connect with a Windermere agent here.
Thinking about buying a home? You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We’re ready to help you through the home buying process from start to finish. Let’s get started.
01When to Buy
Making the decision to buy is the first step in your home buying journey. So, how do
you know when it’s the right time? We’re here to help you prepare to take the leap.
02Working with a Buyer's Agent
An agent is more than a real estate expert; they are someone who cares about your
happiness and housing goals.
03Home Searching Tips
Finding the right home can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Explore
different types of homes, search for homes online like a pro, and learn how to assist
your agent in landing your dream home.
04Preparing to Buy a House
Ready to buy but not sure how? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a preview of how you
should prepare and what you can expect.
05Making an Offer
So, you’ve found the home you can see yourself living in—what’s next? How does it
all work? Where do you sign? Explore our step-by-step guide to learn the ins and
outs of the home buying process.
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Curious what’s happening in the market where you’re thinking about buying a home? Read Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner’s latest GARDNER REPORT featuring economic and housing updates.
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