Buying a home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. This can be true whether you’ve purchased several homes or you’re preparing to buy for the first time. With the right support system and the help of Michael Masci along with The Masci Team and RE/MAX®, you can make the most informed decisions.
Our guide breaks down the steps of buying a home so you can start the process feeling confident and prepared. From developing your budget to signing your name on the dotted line, you’ll find helpful tips right here. Plus, I am here to help every step of the way.
Before you start looking, consider why you want to buy a home. Are you tired of renting, do you want to buy an investment property? Figuring out why you want to purchase a home will help you make important decisions down the road. Considering what you want and need out of your home will help you narrow down your home search as well. What neighborhood do you want to live in, how many bedrooms do you need? Knowing your preferences can help filter out homes that don't fit your criteria.
Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you may ever make. Whether you're buying your first home, relocating, or just moving down the street - you want a trusted professional by your side. Working with Michael Masci will make this process easier, helping guide you through the home search, purchase agreements, Inspections, closing matters and more. Having an agent who has your best interests at heart will ease some of your stress and will help make it go as smoothly as possible.
Knowing your budget up front helps you focus your search and can save you both time and stress. Talk to our mortgage professional Joe Ballerino at Prime Lending. He will help you to determine your buying power, help you to find out how much you can afford, how much you should put toward a down payment, and will walk you through loan options and other costs or fees associated with purchasing a home.
Once you find a home you are interested in, Michael will negotiate a fair offer based on comparable homes in the area. If your offer is accepted, you'll make a down payment and be officially under contract. During the due-diligence period between signing the purchase agreement and closing on your home, Michael will help you understand the conditions, provisions, and obligations of your contract. He will also help guide you through the appraisal and inspection process.
This is the final step of your home buying journey. Closing is the official transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer. At closing, you will sign your mortgage paperwork to solidify your purchase. From there, you officially become a homeowner and will be handed the keys to your new home so you can begin making memories.