Congratulations! You have just begun your journey to buying a home.

Owning a home represents the largest financial transaction that most people undertake in a lifetime. There is a sense of comfort, security and pride when you are able to live in a home that reflects your unit tastes and caters to your living needs. Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind during this process. To do this, we believe, you will need to be well equipped with up to date market information and have an understanding of the home buying process.

5 First Home Buying Steps

Create a Home Buying Plan

“If you don’t know where you’re going…. You’ll probably end up somewhere else!” This message carries a simple message: To achieve an objective create a plan! Think about how the home buying process looks to you. How fast or slow is the process? Does it include other family members to help make the decision? What type of home? What features and amenities do you want?

By creating this road map in advance, we can arrive at your goal quickly…. owning a new home!

Initial Consultation

Barbara Decker wants to know every concern, hope and dream you have for owning your new home and the home buying process. Come sit down with us! You do the talking; we’ll do the listening! We will also answer any questions you may have and provide you with our free Home Buyer’s Guide.

Getting Pre-Approved

The pre-approval process is a great tool for all buyers. Not only does it give you more purchasing power by showing a seller that you are serious, it also helps you determine what you are comfortable with purchasing.  The lender will be able to provide you an estimate of your up front costs and your monthly payments. Starting this process in the beginning, helps purchasing your home go more smoothly.

Selecting & Previewing Homes

There is no set amount of homes that a buyer should see before making a decision. Some buyers make a decision in 3 days and some buyers take 6 months or longer. The important thing is finding a home that fits your needs in your time frame.

Offer to Purchase

When you find that perfect home, it is time to make an offer. At this time, we will sit down with you and go through the whole process: what to expect, how long it will take, where you go next…. Everything! 

Call Barbara Decker Today to Get Started!