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The First 10 steps in the Homebuying Process in Burlington, Vermont

There are many steps that one needs to take in the home buying process and I want to talk about the first ten today. The first step is to visit a loan officer and get a pre-approval before you start looking for a home in the Burlington, Vermont area. The second step is to contact me for an initial interview so we can determine your needs and wants for your home purchase. The third step is to meet face to face with me so we can set up a game plan on how the process will work and review online all the available properties in your price range and locations on where you want to be. The fourth step is to begin to look at property. Visiting homes that could be your final destination with me will be fun and informative. The fifth step is to make an offer on a property that you are comfortable with. I will go over all the necessary paperwork and put you in a position to purchase. The sixth step is negotiating the deal. Once we have made an offer, there may be some negotiating that will take place before we get to the final sales price and terms of the contract. The seventh step is having an inspection on the property to make sure that the property is everything that we expect it to be. Once that is complete the eighth step is possibly renegotiating parts of the contract due to the inspection. Sometimes there are unexpected items that need to be handled after the inspection. The ninth step is proceeding to the bank with your application to get things going. Sometimes this is started before the inspection takes place if you are confident the home will pass the inspection. The tenth step in the process is getting your financing approved. There are many steps involved with this piece alone and there is more to come. If you have questions or comments, please e-mail me Brian French, Realtor

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