- Set Your Budget
There are many things to consider when you begin calculating your budget for your new home. On top of the loan itself don’t forget to factor in other expenses, including your down payment, inspection and appraisal fees, and closing costs. This is a good time to get pre-approved or pre-qualified for your budgeted amount. Use our Refinancing Calculator
- Find a Home
With your budget in mind, you can then begin the search for a home that’s just right for you. A real estate agent can help you through this process and make suggestions based on your ideal mix of features, the location, and your possible commute. Hiring an inspector will help you determine if there are any elements of the home that may need work in the future. Once you find your perfect home, you can then make an offer within your budget. Having the home appraised will give you a good estimate of a fair price.
- Select Your Loan
After your offer is accepted, it’s time to select and secure your loan. There are many types of mortgage programs available, and this process can be daunting without the right help. One of our lending agents can help you review your options and obtain a loan that fits you.
- Close on Your Home
You can close on your home once all your necessary documents are in order with your real estate agent, lender and escrow company. On your closing date all of your closing costs and fees will be paid and you can get the keys to your new home.
- Move In
All that’s left after your closing date is to move in!