Home Buying Checklist

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Buying

Whether your dream home is a new construction or existing home, it helps to know what to look for, and have a plan.
The list below and as your Coldwell Banker-affiliated agent, I will help you conduct a home search, negotiate, and close on a new home.

Get pre-approved for a mortgage, check your credit report, type of mortgage, shop for best rates and programs.

Determine your wants and needs: style of home, size, price, location, etc.

Check out the neighborhoods, schools, crime rate, traffic, zoning, and commuting distance.

Do the due diligence and research on your property of interest.

Visit the town or city hall to learn of any zoning changes, liens, easements, or other restrictions.

As your sales associate, I prepare a property value study, and ask the seller if there are any other offers and his motivation for selling, deadlines, etc.

Conduct home inspections and other inspections.

Prepare your offer and negotiate.

Take advantage of the inspection contingencies in your offer and get thorough inspections to eliminate any surprises after you move in.

Use the inspection report to renegotiate, if necessary.

Conduct final negotiations.

Do a walk-through inspection prior to closing.

Visit your new home one last time before sitting down at the closing table to make sure everything is as you expect it to be.