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Buying a Home in Central Florida?

When you’re buying a home to live in, it’s not just about finding the perfect house. It’s about finding a place where you can envision yourself building a life, creating cherished memories, and laying down roots. It’s important to find that find somewhere that makes your heart skip a beat, that gives you a sense of belonging, and that reflects your unique personality and lifestyle. Your home is your sanctuary where you create your own story and write the next chapter of your life. Explore my buyer services below to learn how I can help you find your perfect home!

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THE CENTRAL FLORIDA BUYING PROCESS

01
Discovery

Meet with me so I can find out exactly what your home buying journey looks like. I would like to know what you're looking for, location, and how much you want to spend. This will help me when gathering homes which meet your criteria.

02
Investigate Financing Options and get Pre-Approved

There are many financing options when purchasing a home in Orlando, Florida. If you do not already have financing in place, it is important to meet with a mortgage broker to discuss your options, so they can help you find the right fit.

03
Search for Homes and Make a choice

Once you have looked through my personalized list of potential homes, we will go on in-person or virtual viewings. We will then discuss the pros and cons of each to help you determine your favorite.

04
Make an offer and go Under Contract

Once you have found your dream home, we will write an offer. If this is offer is accepted, you will be under contract to buy the house and I will help you move forward on the purchasing process.

05
Introduction to the Title Company

You will be introduced to the title company, who will be handling your real estate transaction. This is where you will send your initial deposit and your transaction coordinator will keep you updated on progress. They will also ensure that everything is ready for close date.

06
Home Inspection and Appraisal

This is the due diligence process to ensure that the home is in good condition and that the contract price is consistent with comparable homes in the area. If the home inspection, which is done by a licensed inspector, is not to your satisfaction you get the chance to negotiate any repairs.  

07
Closing Time!

Everything comes together at closing! This is where you sign your loan and settlement statements, and get the keys to your new home! 

Must-Have Guide!

My Guide to Buying Real Estate in Orlando, Florida

Download this tool for a step-by-step guide on how to buy your next home in Central Florida! It goes over the buying process, tips and tricks, and how I can help you purchase your next home.


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This is a great way to get a sense of what’s available and gain insight into the local real estate market. 


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Got Questions

About Buying Real Estate in and around Orlando?

You should get pre-approved for a mortgage before you start looking for a home. This will give you a better idea of what you can afford so you avoid falling in love with a property that is outside of your price range. This will also help give you a better idea of what your monthly payments may look like and what costs you will be paying when purchasing a home. 

Many sellers in the Orlando area require that buyers submit a mortgage pre-approval letter with their offer. Some sellers even require it before viewing a home. 

If you do not have a preferred mortgage broker, I can put you in contact with several of them so you can be pre-approved! 

Almost all sellers expect buyers to put down a deposit. This shows that a buyer is serious about purchasing their home. The amount you put down is often a percentage of the purchase price and is usually not less than $5,000. However, some sellers may require a minimum deposit amount with an offer. So, the deposit ultimately depends on the situation and how much cash you are willing and able to put into a home.

Closing costs will vary depending on whether you are the buyer or seller.  In Florida the seller pays for the title insurance, doc stamps on the deed and the commissions to the sellers and buyers’ agent. There could also be transaction fees to pay to the title company and brokerage. On a home sale of $500,000 the sellers’ costs are likely to be around $32,000. For buyers, most of the costs are loan costs, so if the buyer is paying cash, closing costs will be minimal, mostly prorations for tax and HOA and will probably not come to more than around $1,000. For buyers obtaining a mortgage the costs may be around 3 – 4 % of the purchase price. Your lender will be able to give you a much better idea of the closing costs because they will change depending on the type of loan.

Yes, you are well advised to get a home inspection. Buying a home may be one of the biggest investments you will ever make in your lifetime and you should know exactly what you are purchasing. Home inspections help you uncover potential issues and point out any major repairs that need to be made on the home you are purchasing. If the home inspection reveals any issues, you may be able to negotiate with the seller to have repairs made before closing. This can save you money and give you peace of mind knowing that the property is in good condition.  If major reapirs cannot be agreed with the owner you will also have the opportunity to pull out of the contract with no penalty.

Home inspections typically take place within the first 15 days of the purchase and sale contract being in place.

 
 

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