Purchasing Phase

Time to Go Shopping
Once those preparations are out of the way, it is time to find the right home for you.

Take a Drive.
Get to know the neighborhoods, complexes, or subdivisions, which interest you. Drive around and get a feel for what it would be like to own a home in the area and what kind of homes are available.

Narrow Your Search.
Select a few homes that interest you the most and have your real estate agent make appointments to visit them. Ask your real estate agent about the potential long-term resale value of the homes you are considering.

Time to Buy.
Once you have picked out the home you want, your real estate agent can help you make an offer that the seller will accept. A good agent will investigate the potential costs and expenses associated with the new home. An agent can also help you draft your offer in a way that gives you the advantage over another offer.

Congratulations! Your offer was accepted!