Our area is rich with culture, character, tasty food, and great opportunities in real estate.  Because of this, both Mobile and Baldwin County are drawing home buyers from all over the country on a regular basis.  This article is dedicated to giving home buyers a resource for your next home purchase. 

REAL ESTATE INFORMATION FOR HOME BUYERS

Buying a Home

HOME BUYING STRATEGY

THE CONSULTATION

Preferably our first time together should be face to face but I understand that we live in a fast paced world and many home buyers for lower Alabama live out of state.  So, whether it’s at a coffee shop or over the phone, I want to really get to know you and your real estate needs.  Here are just a few things that I would want to know about you?

  • Do you have a specific area that you’re interested in?
  • Is the neighborhood just as important as your home?
  • Are you prone to living in a more rural area or busier section of town?
  • What is the target price of your new home?
  • Have you spoken with a lender yet?  Paying cash?
  • What are your needs and wants?  What aspects of the property are “must haves” and “would be nice to have”?
  • Are schools important to you?
  • Just to name a few……

Mobile and Baldwin have a very active housing market with a variety of home styles, sizes, and prices.  You’ll find plenty of choices for new construction, pre-existing homes, and condos.  My goal is to gather as much information as I can to advise you in order to make a more informed decision.  It’s all about you and I work for you!

FINDING YOUR HOME

Spending time to narrow down your needs and wants will ultimately help us get to the next step – finding your next home.

It’s house hunting time!

Whether you are a first time buyer or you’re looking for your “forever” home, I’ll go to work to make it happen.  From the information we’ve gathered from you, I’ll set up a buyer profile detailing your exact criteria for your next home purchase.  You’ll get an initial list of properties that match what you’re looking for and also be notified when new listings come on the market.

From the homes that rise to the top and interest you the most, I’ll schedule a tour for these properties, accompany you, and give you my advice on the property.

As my client, I have your back.  I’ll look for potential problem areas that could effect you down the road and also make sure that you’re not overpaying for the home.

MAKE AN OFFER

Dealing with real estate contracts can be overwhelming but from the very first day until closing, I’ll work with you through the whole process that includes:

  • Offering a proper price
  • Earnest money
  • The home inspection and other contingencies
  • The title company
  • Your lender
  • Repairs
  • Staying on top of deadlines

CLOSING DAY

After we satisfy all of the conditions of the contract, it’s time to get the keys to your new home!  First, you’ll get a settlement statement within 3 days of the big day, to make sure everything is right.  On the day of closing, you’ll bring any money that was required of you (if any) that would include a down payment and/or closing costs.  Make sure to also bring your driver’s license.  You’ll then sign some paperwork and you’re done.  You’re now a new home owner!

This is just a short outline of the process of buying but I am just a phone call or email away if you want any more details on buying a home right now.

To see a more detailed guide, please click on The Home Buying Guide for Mobile and Baldwin County.

RESOURCES FOR BUYERS

Click on the Resources for Buyers page for real estate articles, mortgage calculators, vendors, and much more.

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