Home Buying Tips

Buying a Home

Whether you're a first-time home buyer, interested in downsizing, or searching for a vacation property, buying a home can be exciting, but also challenging. CENTURY 21® affiliated sales associates can help provide professional advice at any stage of the home buying process.

Given that most home buying transactions involve a home loan or mortgage, availability of credit and your credit score are important considerations. There are many different buyer financing options available, and a CENTURY 21 sales associate and mortgage company can help you find the best option for your situation.

The fun part of buying a house is finding the right home. Using the search tools on this website and working with a CENTURY 21 sales associate, you can evaluate many houses before selecting the best home for your needs.

Once you've selected the right home, the transaction process begins. In a typical home buying process you'll start by making an offer on the house. Once your offer is accepted by the seller, you'll have to get an inspection and insurance. Your new home will also be appraised to determine the home value. Finally, you'll set a closing date, when you'll complete the transaction and officially take ownership of your new home!

 

BUYING ADVICE

Buying a home is a significant and exciting decision. This section provides professional real estate advice and helpful home buying tips.

First Steps

The Internet and real estate professionals are the top two resources most buyers turn to when searching for a home.1  When it’s not convenient for you to speak directly with a real estate professional, century21.com can help improve your overall home buying experience and provide the guidance to reduce stress, save time, and make you a savvy, successful consumer.

A CENTURY 21® Agent is ready to make a full-time commitment to help you capitalize on current market opportunities and assist you in making an informed decision.

To ensure you make the right choice for the long term, a CENTURY 21 Agent offers extensive knowledge in:

  • Neighborhoods, schools and market conditions

  • Mortgage specialists who can assist you with your financing

  • Technology that gives them an edge, along with multiple resources available just for you on century21.com

Would you like to receive more information on the home buying process? Contact a CENTURY 21 Agent or sign up for MyC21 (My CENTURY21).

1 2010 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

Finding the right real estate agent can make you a savvy consumer and improve your overall experience.