The Buying Process

Whether you are a first time home buyer, purchasing your second or third home, buying an investment property or investing in a vacation home, buying is a huge decision. It can be one of the most rewarding and one of the most stressful experiences a person can have. Navigating the tricky waters of buying a home is no easy task. But, a good real estate agent can help. As you go through the buying process, you will normally take the following steps:

  • Determine your goals
  • Get pre-approved for a loan
  • Find a good real estate agent
  • Find your dream home
  • Negotiate and strike a deal with the seller
  • Lock down the financing
  • Finalize the deal

Home Buyer's Guide and Tools

Search Homes Right Now: Use the search tool to browse the wide variety of single-family homes, duplexes and condominiums on the local real estate market.

Register for the Home Finder and let your dream home come to you. Members can also create saved searches, collect their favorites and sign up for instant email alerts when new homes that fit their criteria come on the market.

First-Time Buyer? Read about some things you need to be aware of, if you're new to this process.

Learn About the Community and homes in the surrounding area before you invest. Refer to the Featured Areas section for community information.

Buy Your Home with a REALTOR®: Read our buyer's guarantee and find out why working with a REALTOR® takes the guesswork out of buying a home.

Use the Mortgage Calculator to figure out what your mortgage payments will be on the home you want.

Connect to a Professional: Contact us anytime you need to know more about the area or any property that interests you. When you're ready to take the next step toward purchasing a home, we're here to help.

Out-of-Country Purchases: We can help you buy property here, even if you're in another country.