Buying Fairbanks Real Estate: Home Buying Information
Find Your Dream Home
Need help finding your dream home? Whether you are moving down the street or relocating, we have the local expertise and resources to help you find the perfect home or condo for you and your family. We work closely with our clients to understand your real estate needs and goals to help you find the best home at the best possible price. You can expect us to be honest, attentive, knowledgeable and efficient. We also provide service in commercial real estate and vacant land purchase.
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The Home Buying Process
Decide how much you can afford. Before you begin house hunting, see a lender loan officer for a mortgage loan pre-approval. This is a guarantee that you can qualify for financing to a maximum purchase price and loan amount, enabling you to write a strong Offer to Purchase. In a competitive market, it’s often the difference between your offer being accepted rather than another buyer’s.
Find your home. We will search for homes that meet your criteria. Then, we’ll schedule appointments that fit your schedule. We will offer you valuable advice, complete a free market analysis and work with your best interests in mind.
Make an Offer. You’ve found the home that’s right for you. Now it’s time to write an Offer to Purchase. It’s an exciting, emotional and sometimes challenging experience. We will be at your side to guide you through negotiations.
Submit earnest money. When you submit an offer, be prepared to make an earnest money deposit. This sum of money indicates the seriousness of your offer. All money is held in an escrow account by the broker. At closing it is applied to your costs.
Order a home inspection. To get beyond surface impressions, a professional home inspection is an essential step. Here, a professional inspector will go beyond the "cosmetics" to survey the entire house, including structure, roof, exterior and the major systems (electrical, plumbing, heating, etc.). An inspection reveals the need for replacements or repairs before you buy, for fewer surprises and extra peace of mind.