Bristol County – 7 Steps for Purchasing Your First Home

When buying or selling a home, I can be a powerful asset for you.
The main focus of my services is to help and educate homebuyers and sellers so they understand from the beginning the entire process of buying and owning a home.

All agents are not the same. As in every profession there are those that excel and are committed to excellence, and those that are not. I have what it takes to make a difference on all your real estate needs.
Now, I would like to talk about Buying Your First Home in 7 Steps:

Few experiences in life are as nerve-wracking as buying your first home. Learning about a variety of professionals that are needed, such as the mortgage, real estate, inspection, appraisal, title, and insurance industries, is part of the knowledge required to purchase your first house. Choosing your new home can be difficult as well. This article will offer you a comprehensive overview of the home buying process and assist in easing any anxiety you may be experiencing as you go through it for the first time.

7 Steps for Purchasing Your First Home

1 Preparing your Finances.

You must decide how you will pay for a home before you can buy one. Unless you have a lot of cash, you will undoubtedly require a mortgage to pay for your first property.

Although it might seem obvious, every REALTOR® has encountered buyers who email them a list of properties before they have given this process a second consideration. Yes, that does occur. Before tackling their finances, people prefer to start house hunting. I also understand that looking at home is more enjoyable than going through a qualification process.

Smart First Time Home Buyers find first a qualified mortgage lender who is easy to work with, comprehends your mortgage options, and communicates properly. It is crucial to pick someone qualified, knowledgeable, and professional because you will be engaging with them frequently when you are under contract to buy a home.

2 Choosing a REALTOR®

As a brand-new home buyer, a REALTOR® is your best resource. They are the professional who is involved in your transaction the most. They organize every aspect of your transaction to make sure that everything is properly documented, delivered on schedule, and processed. Additionally, they will be familiar with local market information that will enable you to make informed decisions about your property purchase.

3 Decide Your Price Range

Determine your price range is smart, before looking at homes online, you must complete this step prior to falling in love with houses you cannot afford.

Deciding how much debt you are willing to accept when purchasing a home is a very important step for you… apply caution. Simply because you have been given permission to spend a certain amount by your lender, does not necessarily mean you need to accept it. Consider your budget to decide the monthly spending limit you feel comfortable with, then work backwards from there. Everybody leads a unique lifestyle.

4 Let’s Begin looking for a home!

Most home buyers find that looking for a home is considerably more enjoyable than figuring out financing or finding a REALTOR®.

It all starts on the Internet. You could start by limiting your search location if you are unfamiliar with the neighborhoods where you want to buy a house. You should spend time researching schools, crime rates, community amenities, and accessibility to shopping. Furthermore, you can compile your top listings and schedule a time with your REALTOR®. It’s advisable to limit your viewing to 5–6 each day. When you view too many properties at once, all the details inevitably become muddled, and it complicates your home search. Follow your agent’s advice on this. They know the right formula to find that beautiful home you are looking for.

5: Presenting an Offer Should Not Be Scary

It’s time to move on to the following step, which involves preparing a sales contract and negotiating the purchase, once you’ve looked over all the properties you’re interested in and picked the one you like most, it is time to put an offer together.

An offer is a document with specifics outlined by your offer and conditions, and if agreed, both parties sign it to make it official and legal.

Your success in this procedure will be significantly influenced by your agent’s skills. You should be in excellent hands if you have a seasoned real estate agent who has drafted hundreds of similar sales contracts. Take your time, and don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have. No issue is off-limits at this point in the home-buying process.

6 Provide All Your Paperwork to the Mortgage Lender to Finalize The Loan.

Ensure that the title company and your mortgage company have all the necessary paperwork and information from you to complete the transaction. To ensure that the purchase is properly organized, your REALTOR® should be in constant contact with all parties. He or she is the “conductor” of the orchestra that finalizes the transaction to buy a home.

Your sale will proceed very smoothly and without any problems if you work with a professional REALTOR® who knows how to work with your mortgage broker, and title company attorney.

7 Signing the Closing Documents and Finally Receiving the Keys

Most of the documents that need to be signed at closing can be reviewed prior to signing. You will be signing numerous documents pertaining to your house acquisition. Most of the content is produced by your mortgage provider and contain standard language. Ask your REALTOR® for guidance.

Closings often last one hour. After you have completed all the paperwork, the title firm will send it to the mortgage company, which will then transfer the money needed to close the deal. Soon after, you can get the keys of your new home!

Don’t Worry!

You could feel intimidated after going over all the points mentioned above; it’s frequently simpler than it seems. Your real estate agent and mortgage lender will guide you through each of these steps and keep you on track.

Good luck & Happy House Hunting!

Always consult with your real estate agent about your home inspection results and the options you have inside the sales contract that you’ve signed.

Please don’t hesitate to call and ask me any questions you might have. This process is all about you and your needs. Real Estate is a big investment and I understand that. One thing you will get with us is a personal relationship, In the end, that goes a long way.

To get started contact Debbie Davignon at 508-989-0972
or email

Deborah Davignon

Deborah Davignon

The Davignon Southcoast Homes Team

(508) 989-0972

Leave Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Bristol County – 5 Tips To Buying A Home During The Holidays

When buying or selling a home, I can be a powerful asset for you.The main focus of my services is to help and educate homebuyers and sellers so they understand from the beginning the entire process of buying and owning a home. All agents are not the same. As in every profession there are those

Read More »