Aileen La Bouff, Realtor

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BUYER Information


You don’t need me to tell you that buying a home is a big decision - possibly the biggest you’ll ever make. But the home-buying process is also exciting, and so it should be! Whether you’re looking for your first home, moving up to a larger home, or investing in your future, you should be able to enjoy the experience. That’s where I come in.

Communication and understanding engender knowledge, and knowledge is power. My goal is to help you to understand this process as well as I do.  I hope to make your experience exciting and informative, and I'll do everything I can to make it trouble-free, so that you can begin life in your new home with great memories, and full understanding.

As with everything important in this day and age, there's a ton of paperwork associated with a real estate transaction. Some of the initial documents you'll be asked to sign can be found HERE . Feel free to call or email me and I'll be more than happy to help you decipher them.
Finding a Good Agent
What I Can do for You
Benefits of a Buyer's Agent
 
Preparing To Buy a Home
Getting Prepared
First Time Buyers
Renting vs. Owning
How Much Do I Need
What Can I Afford?
Income vs. Debt Ratios
Estimate Your Buying Power
Understanding Your Credit Score
Examining Your Credit History
Getting Pre-Approved
 
Finding A Property
Are You Ready To Find A Property?
Visiting Open Homes
Using A Property Checklist
Other Considerations
 
Making an Offer
The Basics Of Making An Offer
The Purchase Agreement
What You Need To Know
Negotiating
How Much Should I Offer?
 
Finding a Home Loan
What Is A Mortgage?
Typical Mortgage Providers
Choosing A Mortgage
Fixed Rate Mortgages
Adjustable Rate Mortgages
Common Questions
Loan Applications
Loan Application Checklist
The Underwriter
What Will Be Included In My Mortgage Payments?
Your Rights As A Consumer
 
Closing The Deal
What Is Escrow?
The Sale Process
Your Responsibilities
Buyer Disclosures 101
The Loan Process
Closing Costs
Who Pays For What?
The Escrow Process
Property Tax Calendar