As a seasoned or first time home buyer, there is an order of operations that will give you an idea of what to expect when purchasing a new home. This step by step guide will outline the order in which it will take place  because the more you prepare for the process the more streamline it will be. There are of course certain uncommon situations that could change the process slightly or require different time frames. This is a general guide that will apply to the majority of buyers.

-Decide if its the right time to buy (personally/financially and based on the current market)

-Consider how much you can afford and how much you have saved (you may need a down payment, closing costs and/or inspection fees and estimates)

- Get Pre approved (CLICK HERE to view our blog on Pre Qualified vs Pre Approved)

- Research and find the right agent for your specific needs (CLICK HERE to view our guide on finding the perfect agent)

- Begin the house search (CLICK HERE to view our blog on finding your dream home)

- Make an offer (CLICK HERE for tips)

- Appraisal and Home Inspection

- Negotiate home repair/credits

- Final walk through

- Close