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Windermere agents are relentless about helping their clients realize their dreams, so that at the end of the day you can emerge with a house you’re proud to call home, and the confidence you made the right decision.

You want to buy a home.

Where do you begin?

You’re ready to buy—or maybe you're just ready to start seriously thinking about buying. There’s a lot you can do to prepare. With so much information available at your fingertips it can be hard to know where to begin, so here are a few things to help you get started.

Step one is figuring out your budget for a new home. The best way to do that is to meet with a mortgage professional who will review your income, assets, and credit history in order to pre-approve you for a loan. Not only does getting pre-approved allow you to narrow your home search, but it also makes your offer stronger when it comes time buy. If you don’t currently have a lender, your Windermere agent would be happy to recommend one.

Imagine your ideal home then make a list of everything you envisioned, such as the number of beds/baths, the style of home, and location. Then break that list down into high-priority items you can’t live without and lower-priority things that would be an added bonus. 

Once you know how much you can afford and what you’re looking for in a home, it’s time to start your search. And the best place to start is online. Consider setting up a MyWindermere account so you’re notified every time something new comes on the market that fits your search parameters. Your real estate agent can also send you potential homes and take you to tour them in person once you’re ready to get serious. In the meantime, if you want some inspiration, you can peruse the pages of Windermere Living Magazine.

Before you can get really serious about becoming a homeowner, you’ll need to connect with a real estate agent who can guide you through the buying journey. This is probably one of the largest financial purchases you’ll ever make, so it’s critical to have a full-service pro who understands the market and can expertly navigate you through the intricate buying process. Friends and family are a great source for referrals, or you can connect with a Windermere agent.

You're ready to buy.

What now?

You’re ready to buy—or maybe you're just ready to start seriously thinking about buying. There’s a lot you can do to prepare. With so much information available at your fingertips it can be hard to know where to begin, so here are a few things to help you get started.

Curious what’s happening in the market where you’re thinking about buying a home? Read Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner’s latest GARDNER REPORT featuring economic and housing updates.

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Get started with a Windermere agent.

We can make the buying process easy.
Contact us to get answers to all your questions.

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