Buyer's Guide

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Purchasing a home is one of the most significant financial decisions you will ever make.  Whether this is your first purchase or you are an experienced buyer, you’ll want to ensure you have an expert by your side to help you navigate the process. 

The home buying process begins with shopping for a mortgage and ends with closing on the home, but there are many steps in between, which is why it is essential to hire a skilled agent to guide you. Buying a home can be intimidating, so there is no benefit to tackling the process alone. The Kolsky Team has the experience, market knowledge, and negotiation skills to help you achieve your goal of homeownership.

Buyer's Guide

Before starting the actual search, it’s best to examine your financial options. There is nothing worse than finding a beautiful house and then realizing it’s out of your price range. Not to mention the fact that most sellers won’t look twice at a buyer without a pre-approval letter from an accredited lender.

Thankfully, we can help you get started, and we have several connections to qualified lenders that will assist you with determining how much money you can be pre-approved for a home loan. Pre-approval is an integral part of the home-buying process because it tells you how much you have to spend and details everything from mortgage payments to interest rates.

Come prepared when you meet with the financial professional. They will ask to see copies of things like a recent pay stub, proof of employment, documentation of your assets, credit report, and other financial documentation. 

While houses are beautiful to look at, you should always consider the location of your new home first. What kind of neighborhood do you want to live in? Is it important to you to live near good schools? Do you want a short work commute? What sort of attractions, entertainment, and amenities are you hoping for? 

There’s not much point in looking at houses in a neighborhood that’s too far from your place of employment or in a community you don’t like. Living somewhere you feel secure and welcomed is key to finding happiness in your new home. The Kolsky team are area experts and can provide you with all the insight you’ll need to match you with an ideal community that feels like home to you and your family. 

Once you’ve conducted your search and worked with your realtor to research the property and the area, it’s time to make a bid. It’s an exhilarating and nerve-wracking time, but Michele and Michael are trained in handling this monumental decision-making process. 

We’ll help you craft a winning bid, and if there are multiple bids, we’ll negotiate fiercely on your behalf to win a deal that works in your best interests. We want you to leave feeling hopeful, satisfied, and thrilled about the next chapter of your life. 

When your offer is accepted, the closing period will begin. Closing is the best part of the process, and it’s also the most important.

You will hire an attorney at which point attorney review begins. One of the next steps will be to engage a home inspector who will evaluate the property and give you a detailed report to review with your attorney. At the same time, you will speak with your mortgage broker or bank to go over the financing of the transaction. Once all contingencies are satisfied the attorneys will set up the closing.  We will be there to assist you with every step of the deal.

Congratulations! We can’t wait to celebrate your new home ownership!

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