The Home Buying Process

There are many steps involved in the home buying process. Check out the below for a snapshot of the process from start to finish.

Step 1: Contact a REALTOR®

Sometimes the home buying process can seem overwhelming. By contacting a REALTOR® at the beginning of your search, you will be informed and guided throughout the entire process.

Step 2: Find out what you can afford

It is imperative that you sit down with a mortgage broker to find out exactly what you can afford. This allows you to get focused and realistic about where to start your search. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage makes you an attractive buyer to sellers and lets them know that you are serious.

Step 3: Meet with your REALTOR®

Now that you know what you can afford, it is time to sit down with your REALTOR® and narrow in on what you are looking for. Your REALTOR® can help you establish between what your wants and needs are for your purchase (remember the two are different). Also, your REALTOR® can provide you with information about neighbourhoods, schools etc… that may influence your search.

Step 4: The Dream Home Search

Your REALTOR® will assist you in finding homes that match the criteria you have provided them with. They will also arrange appointments and go with you to view various homes.

Step 5: Making an Offer

Once you have located your dream home, your REALTOR® will assist you in making an offer and go over all terms and conditions with you. In addition your REALTOR® will negotiate on your behalf and try to get you the best possible price.

Step 6: After Acceptance

Your REALTOR® will assist you in removing all terms and conditions and will aid you in finding a good home inspector or any other professionals you may need to consult with.

Step 7: Pick up the keys and move in!!

For any real estate assistance in the Oakville, Burlington, Milton area contact Mary at

Mary O'Brien

Mary O'Brien

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*
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