Buyer's Guide

Everything you need to know about the process of buying a new home.

A Step-by-Step First Time Buyer's Guide

Los Angeles Area is one of the most desirable real estate markets in the world, and we understand that navigating the property buying process can seem challenging. However, with the expertise and breadth of knowledge of our team, you are in trusted hands. We will guide and advise you during every step of the buying process to help you find the perfect home that fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.


Step 1: Buyer Gets Pre Approved

How much you can afford and how much you are comfortable spending are determining factors in deciding where you will live and what typeof property you will purchase,making pre-approval the first place to start. Getting pre-approved allows us to have parameters to work within to find you your dream home. It also gives you the power to confidently write an offer on a property you are excited about!


Step 2: Initial Consultation

Where the real fun begins! We will go over our unique home search process with you, explain how the home buying process works, and begin to identify areas and criteria that will make up your home.


Step 3: Drive Time

Time to hit the pavement and see what those neighborhoods really feel like off the map. Would you want to live there or not? This is how you start to narrow down what area you want to live in.


Step 4: Open Houses and Showings

Now that you have narrowed down what area you want to live in, it's time to get through some doors to really see what the home layouts and styles are within your price range. Here we will define the criteria for your "must-haves" and the things you can live without. This is the really fun part, we get to hone in on what you like and what will fit your lifestyle.

My goal is to provide you with the most personalized service that is designed to help you buy your dream home.


Step 5: Buy Your Dream Home

You are educated, you know where you want to live, you know what's out there and you are confident this is the home that is perfect for you! Time to write an offer. We will walk you through the entire home buying process from writing the offer, negotiating contracts and terms throughout the escrow period, to handing you the keys.


Step 6: Post Close of Escrow

Instead of disappearing after the closing, you can expect us to keep in touch. Buying a home comes with home owner responsibilities and we are here to help refer you to contractors, plumbers, roofers, electricians, etc. We will also call from time to time just to check in and see if you need anything.


After signing the final paperwork to complete the purchase, you are now the owner of a new house. It may take a few days for your loan to be funded once the paperwork has been returned to the lender, but once that check is delivered to the seller, you’ll be all set to move into the home of your dreams.

Home Buying Process

Home Buying Process

Why Get Pre-Approved

Pre approval is different from pre-qualifying, as it is a full loan approval instead of an opinion letter. It is recommended to get pre-approval before looking at homes. Finding out what you qualify for will help you look in the right price range. 

The lender will determine your purchasing power,  which gives you a guideline as to what you can afford before you begin the process. They will show you a variety of different types of financing (fixed, adjustable, etc.), and will determine how much you qualify for with each type. Based on your desired payment level and type of financing with which you feel comfortable, we can determine your purchasing power.

You need to choose a home based on what funds you have available, the lender will design a loan that will work for your individual situation.

Before picking a price range, you should make sure you are comfortable with your total monthly payment: principle, Taxes, Interest, Insurance (and Mortgage Insurance, if necessary).

Success Story

We got our client’s offer accepted in a 22 offer scenario! They were not only neck in neck with the other top offer, but the other buyer had removed ALLcontingencies to try to gain an edge over all other offers. Due to our good standing relationship with the listing agent we were able to get our buyer's offer accepted while keeping their inspection contingency in place!

What is Escrow?

Escrow is the period of time between your offer being accepted and closing escrow. Escrow is a deposit of funds, a deed or other instrument by one party for the delivery to another party upon completion of a particular condition or event. 
What is Escrow?

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