Buying a Home in Puget Sound, WA

Finding and purchasing a home that will meet your needs is a significant and often stressful time. Our goal is to make the process of owning a new home as smooth as possible!

We've created the most comprehensive buyer's guide in Puget Sound and the links below are the foundation on which you can learn what you can do to make it as easy as possible to own the home of your dreams!

Steps to Buying a Home in Puget Sound

Step 1: Hire a REALTOR®

Step 2: Download our Home Buyer's Checklist

Step 3: Get Preapproved for Mortgage

Step 4: Prepare for an Earnest Money Deposit

Step 5: Get Your Down Payment Ready

Step 6: Find the Home of Your Dreams

Step 7: Schedule a Time for Showings

Step 8: Make an Offer

Step 9: Review Seller's Disclosure

Step 10: I Have an Accepted Offer, Now What?

Step 11: Schedule the Home Inspection

Step 12: What is the Inspection Contingency Period?

Step 13: Schedule the Side Sewer Inspection

Step 14: Schedule the Septic Inspection

Step 15: Tips for Attending the Home Inspection

Step 16: Read the Inspection Report

Step 17: Review Supplementary Documents

Step 18: Don't Spend Extra Money

Step 19: Give Notice to Your Landlord

Step 20: Schedule the Closing Date on Your Calendar

Step 21: The Appraisal

Step 22: Hire Movers and Start Packing

Step 23: Hook Up Your Utilities

Step 24: Set Up Homeowner's Insurance

Step 25: Do You Want a Home Warranty?

Step 26: Secure Your New Home

Step 27: What is Clear to Close?

Step 28: Attend the Walk Through

Step 29: Wire Your Down Payment

Step 30: Attend Closing

Step 31: Wrapping Things Up

As always, if you would like us to answer any questions about this process, please don't hesitate to drop us a line via the form below! One of the Puget Sound Real Estate Team Members will be more than happy to answer your questions!

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