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How to start buying a house

by Joseph Anselmo 06/10/2024

With so many steps involved, answering the question of how to start buying a house can seem daunting. However, there are some basic steps you can take to make the process more manageable before you get to the home inspection and final purchase of your home.

Here are some of the basic things you need to do to start buying a house:

Get preapproved for a mortgage

Getting a preapproval letter from a mortgage lender benefits you in several ways. It helps you determine how much you can afford to spend on your new house, and also shows sellers you’re a qualified and motivated buyer.

Hire a real estate agent

Real estate agents are equipped with knowledge and resources to help you navigate every part of the real estate process. Most importantly, they can use their expertise to find listings that match your criteria for a perfect home.

Start your home search

Utilize the skills and resources provided by your real estate agent to find your dream home. Start with a list of priorities like must-have features, location and purchase price.

Make an offer

Once you’ve found the right house, your real estate agent can help you with any necessary negotiations and make the best offer based on purchase price, home inspection results, appraisal and home features.

While this is a simplified version of the home-buying process, it can be helpful to think about it in these basic steps.

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Joseph Anselmo

Hi, I'm Joseph Anselmo  

I am well organized, highly disciplined, and possess an outstanding professional work ethic. I strive to anticipate the needs of my clients and react flexibly to those needs. 

In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, I have an extensive background in technology and in social media marketing. And my solid mathematics background gives me an edge over my counterparts when it comes to interpreting market data and numbers to your advantage. 

I can get you the highest offer for your property when you are selling and can negotiate the lowest price for the property you are buying. 

Hiring me means having someone who is committed to helping you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise in your local market. This means also in helping you through each step of the process, including the documentation, the offer, the negotiations, passing all inspections, and working with you through closing. 

Nothing is more exciting to me than the gratifying feeling I get from helping people meet their real estate needs, now and throughout their lifetime. 

I'd be honored to put my real estate experience to work for you.