Helene Kepas-Brown
Coldwell Banker Realty

Steps to Buying A Home

Steps To Buying A Home

When I represent a buyer, I have your best interests at heart.

Whether you’re buying a $100,000 home or a $1 million home, you will get my full attention, 24/7 availability, access to top attorneys and home inspectors as well as our expert and honest advice.  

I believe it’s my job to not only find you the perfect home but also to educate you throughout the entire process so you know you’re making the best short and long term financial decisions. For most people, buying a home is the most expensive purchase you will ever make and it’s my job to make sure you not only get a great home but get it for a great price. I go above and beyond for every client from helping you find movers and home insurance to personally dropping off pizza on moving day. 

First, download our Buyer Checklist and home buyer guide.  

This checklist contains the steps you need to follow to buy your dream home. Second, send us an email at helene.kepasbrown@cbrealty.com so we can set up a search set for you on the MLS and email you homes which fit your search criteria.  Third, check out this blog post about closing costsThis is the approximate amount of cash you will need to have available on the day of closing in addition to your down payment.


Lastly, read our blog posts which detail each step of the real estate transaction for buyers:

Step  1:  Find a Realtor

Step  2: Get Preapproved for a Mortgage

Step  3: Download our home buyer’s guide

Step  4:  Find the home of your dreams

Step  5: Time for Showings

Step  6: Make an offer

Step  7:  Schedule the home inspection

Step  8:   I have an accepted contract. Now what?

Step  9:   Wire Your Earnest Money 

Step 10:  Give notice to your landlord (only applies to tenants who are currently renting)

Step 11:  Don’t spend extra money

Step 12:  Schedule the closing on your calendar

Step 13:  Tips for attending the home inspection

Step 14:  Read the inspection report

Step 15:  The Appraisal

Step 16: Hire movers and start packing

Step 17:  Hook up your utilities

Step 18:  Set up homeowner’s insurance

Step 19:  Get your down payment ready

Step 20:  Do you want a home warranty?

Step 21:  Secure your new home

Step 22:  What is clear to close?

Step 23:  Attend the walkthrough

Step 24:  Wire transfer your down payment

Step 25: Settlement and Closing

Step 26: Wrapping things up