the basic steps BuYing your HOme


The 13 basic steps to your new home

  • Determine your search criteria 
  • Attain mortgage pre-approval 
  • View homes 
  • Make an offer (submit sales contract) 
  • Reach an agreement (ratify the contract) 
  • Supply down payment 
  • Schedule a home appraisal 
  • Schedule home inspection and other tests (water, soil, radon, etc.) 
  • Prepare for settlement – get finances in order, finalize closing costs 
  • Home connections – prepare for change in utilities, cable, phone, etc. 
  • Confirm closing and closing costs 
  • Go to settlement 
  • Move in