Home Buying Process

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Step 1 - get pre-approved for financing

Getting a mortgage pre-approval is the first step in the buying process. Call us at 817-714-2633 and we’ll be happy to connect you with local reputable lenders.

Be ready to pay out of pocket:
  • Earnest Money Deposit - usually 1% of the Sales Price; check is deposited with the Title Company that will do the closing; goes toward your closing costs
  • Option Fee - that gives you the right to cancel the contract during the Option Period
  • Home Inspections - such as General inspection (approx. from $350 and up depending on home size), foundation
  • Appraisal - approx. $450-500 (check with your lender for exact amount)

Step 2 - Sign Representation Agreement

We work hard to make your experience with us positive, simple, and easy.

Step 3 - Start House Hunting

We will search for available homes and schedule showings on homes that meet your criteria based on location, home features, and price point.

Step 4 - Make an Offer

We will do all the paperwork to write a formal contract offer and  negotiate on your behalf to get you the best price and terms possible.

Step 5 - Strike a Deal

Once your offer is negotiated, accepted and executed by all parties, we will be Under Contract and enter the Option Period.

During the Option Period, you have the option to cancel the contract for any reason.

Be aware that if you cancel the contract, you will lose the Option Fee and Inspection money paid, but will get the Earnest Money Deposit back.

Step 6 - Schedule Inspections

During the option period you have the opportunity to have the home inspected. The inspection cost is out of pocket.

Step 7 - Wait for Lender's Approval

Once the house has been inspected and any repairs negotiated, we will enter a Pending period during which your lender will process the loan and provide final approval. The lender will order an Appraisal to evaluate the sales price.

Step 8 - Closing Day!

This is the day you sign all the home sale documents at a title company and get the keys to your new home.

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