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TONYA ALLEN | Better Homes and Gardens The Good Life Group                        402-578-2150 | OMAHA, NEBRASKA

BUYING 101

Determine What You Can Afford

The first step is to determine your budget. A general rule of thumb when buying a house is two to three times your annual income. This ensures you don' take on a larger mortgage commitment than you can afford.

Find an Agent to Help You

Buying a home is never an easy process and that is why it is important to find the Real Estate Agent for you. 

Get Your Finances in Order

Set aside a down payment and decide which loan program will work best for you. 

Decide What Features are Must-Haves

Are you looking for a certain number of bathrooms? A certain location? A spacious backyard? These questions will help you if you are deciding between houses and will help me as an agent with finding your dream home. 

Start House-Hunting

The fun part! I will ensure to show you homes that fit in your price range as well as meets your must-have list.

Make an Informed Offer

Once we've found your dream home I will help you to place an offer that is on par with other homes in the market. 

Negotiation, Inpsections, and Appraisal

If the first offer is not accepted negotiation will begin. After a price has been agreed upon then a home inspector will inspect your new home and determine if anything needs fixing. An Appraiser will come in and decide the value of the home. 

Sign the Papers!

You've reached the end YAY! Now you just have to sign the papers.

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