Frequently asked questions

How long does the buying process take?


In my personal experience, most of my clients close between 30 and 60 days. If you are paying with cash it could take as short a time period as one to two weeks. However, you don't want to close on a property before a title search is completed. It can sometimes take as long as six months depending on many variables.




How many properties does that typical buyer look at?


Although it depends on each of my clients specific needs and interests, in general between four and eight.




When should I make an offer?





How much should I offer?





Should I lock in my interest rate or should I float?


Your lender will advise you and help you decide when to lock in. Choosing a reliable and competent lender will be invaluable to your buying experience, and I can make some great references for you based on your unique needs.




When will I get the keys?





What happens at closing?





In the closing date on my contract guaranteed?





How much ernest money should I put down?





What happens to my earnest money?


Your earnest money deposit will be held in an escrow account and is never commingled with other funds.




What is the process to get my earnest money back if the contract is accepted and the home inspection finds an issue?





How often do you find the perfect property on the first day?


80-10-10




Is there anything I should not do during the house hunting process?





What is the likelihood of a multiple offer situation?





What monies will I need to come in with?





How long does the home inspection take?





Do I really need a home inspector?





Can you recommend an attourney, home inspector or a lender?





What is the purpose of a title search?


A title search is the process in which a title company or an attorney searches public records to verify the ownership of a piece of real property. This can reveal any leins against, claims to, or other title defects to a property. These defects must be corrected before closing.