Buying a Home in Brunswick County, NC
Buying a home can be both exciting and stressful. At BRG, our professional Real Estate Agents have the experience and the knowledge to make this time as worry-free as possible. We're committed to exceeding our clients' expectations when purchasing a home and work tirelessly to make sure our clients receive not only the best possible price, terms, and conditions, but also unparalleled service and representation during and after the purchase.
8 KEY STEPS TO BUYING A HOME
> Identify the things that matter most to you in a home. Location? Schools? Size? Condition? Amenities? Then determine those items that are "wants" and those that are "needs." Having these items clearly defined in your mind will keep you from getting off track as you move forward in the process.
> Find a licensed, professional REALTOR® to work with. From analyzing costs and data to negotiating all terms, your REALTOR will be there to guide you through the entire process.
> If you will require financing for your home purchase, get pre-approved with a mortgage lender. Be sure to shop around to get the best rates.
> Grab your lists and start house hunting!
> Make an offer.
> Have a professional home inspection done on the property. This is one of the most important steps you can take before purchasing a home because it keeps you from being blindsided by structural issues or expensive repairs. If the inspection reveals major problems with the home, you can ask the seller to fix the problem, reduce the price, or cancel the contract.
> Schedule the appraisal. If you are getting a home loan, your lender will require an appraisal to evaluate the value of the property. If the appraisal comes in lower than your offer price, your real estate agent will guide you through what to do next.
> Once everything is finalized, it's time to close on your property!