Ready to be a Home Owner?
Buying a home today is a combination of understanding your expectations, goals, and what you desire most in a home and a community. Our team focuses on the small details to ensure your move and life are planned for. From finding the right layout to curating the ideal lifestyle, the details matter.
Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or looking to begin a new chapter in homeownership, Intown Collective is here to assist. Our agents will be with you through every step of the process and will strive to make it as seamless as possible.
Connect with a licensed Compass real estate agent who is knowledgeable about the neighborhoods you're considering and can help guide your search.
Before beginning your search, your first step is to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan (unless you will be paying the full price of your home in cash). Your Compass agent can connect you to a mortgage broker. Based on your income and credit history, the mortgage broker will determine how much a bank will lend you, which will help you determine the price range for your search.
Now is the time to consider your ideal home's location and amenities. You will attend viewings and open houses spanning a range of areas and property types. Additionally, your Compass agent will activate notifications for exclusive Coming Soon and Off-Market properties as they hit the market.
Once you identify a home you like, you can put in an offer, which is an agreement to pay a certain price for the home. This offer is pckaged with a Proof of Funds (POF) and Pre-Approval Letter. Note: if your offer is lower than the list price or with terms not acceptable to the seller, the seller will likely return with a counter-offer pricec or acceptable terms, which you can accept, reject, or make another counter-offer. Your Compass agent will provide advice throughout.
Your attorney's job is vital to protecting your interests, and to review paperwork on your behalf. You will want to select an attorney who is familiar with these transactions. I can provide you with a recommended list of well-regarded attorneys in the area.
It is the buyer's duty to schedule all desired home inspections and determine the overall condition of the property within the agreed timeline and contractual contingencies. Buyer will also review the disclosures and preliminary title report. You may approve or negotiate credits/repairs. Prior to closing remember to schedule a final walk-thru of the property is still in acceptable condition and any negotiated repairs were done.
Organize an appraisal with your bank. Your completed mortgage application with all supporting documentation should be submitted to your chosen lender upon receipt of the fully signed Purchase Agreement. The bank then issues loan approval. Consequently, the buyer wires the closing funds with the homeowner's insurance in place, and then the loan will be funded with clearance to close.
A final walkthrough of the property is scheduled and completed just before closing. The walkthrough confirms that no damage has been done to the home since the time of inspection and that the major systems and appliances are in working order.
With our strong and growing team, we have many years of combined experience and close to three-quarters of a billion dollars in sales. We handle all aspects of residential real estate from leasing, purchasing, selling, investing, developing, or building. Contact Us Today!