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How to Buy a Home in 6 Months

Hi! Welcome to, my home search and lifestyle platform. When you signed up, you had indicated that you were planning on purchasing a home in about 6 months or so. Buying a home is one of the biggest investments that most people make in their lives. The home buying process can seem overwhelming, but you are very smart to start researching and working the process as early as possible.  By preparing for this journey there’s a lot you can do to:

  • Find the perfect home
  • Take steps to be financially ready to purchase
  • Make sure your investment will be the most affordable for your lifestyle


I would like to do everything I can to assist you with your home search journey, and hopefully help to make the transition to your next new home as simple as possible!

My team has created a simple outline of the steps that you can take to help guide your effort to purchase a home in 6 months!

So, here’s how to prepare to buy a house in 180 days:

Getting Started (1st month) – Review your position

  • Manage your credit score and profile
  • Create a new home savings account
  • Create a down payment & closing cost savings plan
  • Determine how much you can afford


The First 2 Months – Research the market and start working the plan

  • Get familiar with the market
  • Contact a Realtor (that’s me!)
  • Make a list of ‘wants’ and ‘needs’
  • Research neighborhoods


3 Months In – Loan preparation and application

  • Contact a lender
  • Prepare documents
  • Determine what type of mortgage is right for you
  • Get preapproved for a loan
  • Start shopping for a home


30-60 days out – Start shopping for a home

  • What to look for while viewing a home
  • Open Houses
  • Buyer tours


The Finish Line – Usually in the last 30-45 days – The purchase process

  • Make an offer (or a few)
  • Learn about the home inspection process
  • Enter escrow
  • Go thru underwriting
  • Do a final walk-through
  • Close on the deal
  • Move into your next new home


Over the next upcoming months, I’ll be sharing an outline of everything you need to do to be prepared to take each next step. I will send you checklists, notifications and tips on how and what to accomplish each step. I’ll send these to your email box periodically, but you can always visit my website to review or look ahead toward any topic.

I will be happy to contact you directly at various times during the process to work with you toward accomplishing these objectives. In the interim, if you have any questions or comments, or just want to discuss the market, feel free to contact me directly!

Again, I am looking forward to assisting you with your home search journey, and hopefully help to make the transition to your next new home as simple as possible!

Seminole Heights Living

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