Step 1: Are you ready to make this move?
This is a huge emotional and financial decision. Talk to a Realtor to see what this entails.
Step 2: Find a Realtor.
You are going to need a professional that knows the market how to guide you through the maze of paperwork and procedure.
Step 3: Get pre-approved
Talk to a mortgage professional and find out what you can afford. You don't want to fall in love with a house only to find out it will break your bank.
Step 4: Look for the right home!
Work with a Realtor to educate yourself on the current marketing and what's out there. This is the fun part!
Step 5: Pick a winner!
Find the home that fits all your needs, most of your wants and fits in your budget. Your real estate agent will help you with this to guide you through & find you the best option for you.
Step 6: Get your financial ducks in a row.
Talk with your mortgage lender and your Realtor to make sure you are educated on closing costs, taxes and interest.
Step 7: Make the offer!
Have your Realtor write up an offer with price and terms that suit your needs.
Step 8: Title & Escrow.
A third party will insure the title of the property and make sure the contract is being met by all parties.
Step 9: Closing!
The escrow professional will call you or your Realtor and give you the good news that the home is yours!
Step 10: Move in!
Buy some pizza, invite your friends and make this house your home. ENJOY IT!