From developing your budget to signing your name on the dotted line, learn more about the home buying process in Somerville, Boston or Cambridge MA real estate.
Buying a home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. This can be true whether you’ve purchased several homes or you’re preparing to buy for the first time. With the right support system and the help of the team at RE/MAX Destiny, you can make the most informed decisions.
Our guide breaks down the steps of buying a home so you can start the process feeling confident and prepared. From developing your budget to signing your name on the dotted line, you’ll find helpful tips right here. Plus, we are here to help every step of the way.
Before you start looking, consider why you want to buy a Cambridge home. Are you tired of renting in the Boston area? Do you want to buy an investment property? Figuring out why you want to purchase a home will help you make important decisions down the road. Considering what you want and need out of your home will help you narrow down your home search as well. What neighborhood do you want to live in? How many bedrooms do you need? Knowing your preferences can help with filtering out homes that don’t fit your criteria.
Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you may ever make. Whether you’re buying your first home, relocating or just moving down the street — you want a trusted professional by your side. Working with a qualified agent from RE/MAX Destiny can make this process easier, helping you find amazing Cambridge homes for sale, guiding you through purchase agreements, answering questions about inspections and closing matters, and more. Having an agent who has your best interests at heart can ease some of your stress and can help make it go as smoothly as possible.
Knowing your budget up front helps you focus your search and can save you both time and stress. Talking to a mortgage professional can help you to determine your buying power. They can help you to find out how much you can afford, how much you should put towards a down payment, and can walk you through loan options and other costs or fees associated with purchasing a home. Consider asking your RE/MAX Destiny for a referral; we understand your needs and can help find a professional for your situation.
Once you find a Cambridge home you’re interested in, we can help negotiate a fair offer based on comparable homes in the Boston area. If your offer is accepted, you’ll make a down payment and be officially under contract. During the due-diligence period between signing the purchase agreement and closing on your home, we can help you understand the conditions, provisions, and obligations of your contract. We'll also help guide you through the appraisal and inspection processes.
This is the final step of your Cambridge home buying journey. Closing is the official transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer. At closing, you will sign your mortgage paperwork to solidify your purchase. From there, you officially become a homeowner and will be handed the keys to your new Cambridge home so you can begin making memories.
Once you’ve defined your home search goals, discussed them with one of our real estate experts at RE/MAX Destiny, and have spoken with a mortgage professional to see what your buying power is — you’re ready to find your dream home! In addition to our local knowledge on the current Boston real estate market, we offer online tools that can help make your initial search as easy as possible.
We know that location plays an important role in the home buying process. Use the map search available on our website to view homes located in Somerville, Boston, Cambridge or near the area you love.
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