Your REALTOR® can help you place an offer that the seller will either accept, counter, or reject. After you’ve negotiated an offer, you’ll need to conduct a home inspection with a certified home inspector and deal with any repairs (the cost of which you can also negotiate with the seller).
Finalize your mortgage with a visit to your lender or mortgage broker, and you’re ready to sign off on ownership. This typically takes place in a lawyer’s office. At this point, congratulations are in order!
Becoming a new homeowner is one of the most liberating things you’ll ever experience. There are many benefits to homeownership, including pride of ownership, the ability to make home improvements, building equity, appreciation—the list goes on!