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Moving In

It’s Time to Celebrate!

Time to Start Moving In!

Some celebrate with champagne and some are just thankful to finish the deal! Either way, you’ll want to do a few housekeeping things at this point in the process.

Final Walk-Through Inspection

The final walk-through is the last time you will inspect the house before purchasing. At this point, the contingencies in the Purchase Agreement should be met and all of the seller’s belongings removed from the home. Usually, the final inspection takes place the day before or the day of closing.

Closing

When you are satisfied with the inspection, then, it is time to close. You, the seller, and the closing agent will sign the settlement agreement, which details the financial transactions enacted through the process to certify its accuracy. You will sign your loan documents and deposit the balance of your down payments and closing costs to escrow. If you are bringing funds to the transaction, then you can choose to either bring a certified bank check to the closing in the amount specified in the settlement statement, or you can have the funds electronically wired to the escrow account. Once everything has been completed, the deed will be recorded at the County Recorder’s office and you will officially take ownership of your property.

When you are ready to get started, call us at 248.222.3387 or complete this short form and one of our agents will be in touch.

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Tips For Buying The Perfect Home

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Don’t Max Out Your Budget

Just because you’ve been approved for a max amount, doesn't mean you should spend it all on the home's sale price. You will want to set some of that aside for closing costs, taxes and potential home repairs or remodeling.

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Get To Know the Area

Make sure the neighborhood works for you and your family - are you close to schools and is shopping conveniently located?

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Don’t Skip the Home Inspection

Inspections are worth their weight in gold and will draw attention to problems you may not otherwise see, giving you peace of mind and letting you make more informed decisions about your purchase.

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Get Pre-Approved

Getting pre-approved by a lender lets the seller know you are serious and ready to purchase a home and that you are not just window shopping. Check out our list of recommended lenders here.

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Make a List of Deal Breakers

Know what you can live with and what you cannot live without and also those things that can be taken care of with a simple remodel. If you need a 4 bedroom home, don't buy one with 2 that requires a massive addition which can break your budget.

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Look At The Age Of Appliances & Other Systems

Some of the most expensive features of a home are Appliances, HVAC, Hot Water Heater, Septic/Well, and Roof. You should pay attention to their age and whether they have required service. You may even be able to get the seller to add a home warranty.

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Check For HOA Requirements

Most neighborhoods have HOAs that govern what you can and can't do - be sure you know what the rules are for your neighborhood, and the fees associated with having an HOA. They are usually listed as annual fees.

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Questions?

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What Price Range Can I Afford?

Resources For Tacoma Home Buyers

The journey to homeownership starts by understanding how much you can afford. One major thing to consider is your down payment, if any. Many consumers believe it's impossible to buy a home without at least 20 percent down. But thanks to various government-sponsored programs, many people can now buy a house with as little as 3.5 percent toward a down payment. Veterans of the U.S. military have zero-down programs available.

Finding a knowledgable Mortgage Loan Officer is key to recieving the most up-to-date information on available lending options. Feel free to check out or vetted list of preffered lenders below - or, if you just want to run some quick rough numbers, check out our free mortgage calculator.

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  • Tacoma
  • University Place
  • Lakewood
  • Spanaway
  • Graham
  • Puyallup
  • Fircrest
  • Parkland
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