Home Buying Checklist

Whether your dream home is new construction or an existing home, it helps to know what to look for, and have a plan. 
The list below and your Abode Residential-affiliated agent will help you conduct a home search, negotiate, and close on a new home.
  • Get pre-approved for a mortgage, check your credit report, type of mortgage, either FHA, Conventional, VA, etc. Shop for best rates and programs. Each hard credit pull counts as 1 within 45 days while shopping for a mortgage.

  • Determine your wants and needs: style of home, size, price, location, etc.

  • Seek out an Abode Residential Realtor. Compare the services of different agents and look for good personal chemistry.

  • Check out the neighborhoods, schools, crime rate, traffic, zoning, and commuting distance.

  • Rely on your Abode Residential Agent’s expertise and resources.

  • Do the due diligence and research on your area of interest.

  • Have your sales associate prepare a property valuation report, and ask the seller if there are any other offers and his motivation for selling, deadlines, etc.

  • Conduct a home inspection.

  • Prepare your offer and negotiate.

  • Take advantage of the inspection contingencies in your offer and get thorough inspections to eliminate any surprises after you move in. This could be a home inspection, termite inspection, well water inspection or septic tank inspection.

  • Use the inspection report to renegotiate, if necessary.

  • Conduct final negotiations.

  • Do a final walk-through inspection prior to closing.

  • Visit your new home one last time before sitting down at the closing table to make sure everything is as you expect it to be.

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