What better gift can you give your dad this Father’s Day than a new home on Lake Wylie? There are so many to choose from at all different price points. What better way to escape the heat than to join the many people who already enjoy the lake lifestyle?
So, you’ve decided to become a homeowner. What’s the next step? You need a Realtor to help you through the process. They are trained professionals who work just for you to walk you through the largest single investment you will probably make in your lifetime.
The first step they will help you through is to get pre-qualified for a loan. This process can be time consuming as you need to provide documentation of your finances to your loan originator. This will include information about your employment, your bank records, and outstanding debts. This will help you know how much home you can afford.
When you have this information, it is time to circle back with your Realtor to start looking for homes. This will initially be done with a search engine like this one here. Your Realtor has even more search parameters they can set up for you in a custom search so they can narrow down your prospective homes.
Once you have narrowed your search, it is time to go and see the homes in person. It can be hard to tell from photos what the feel of a home is, be sure to pay particular attention to the neighborhood, the location of amenities, the distance to shops and entertainment. It’s a good idea to view the home at different times of day to see traffic to and from work.
The next step is to choose the home of your dreams and work with your Realtor to craft an offer. There could be a few rounds of negotiations, or it could be a done deal the first time. It all depends on how many other people are vying for the same home.
When you have an accepted offer, you need to schedule to have the home inspected to make sure there are no outstanding maintenance issues. If there are, this is time for another round of negotiations where the seller will either fix issues or give you money to compensate you for repairs you will have to do once you own the home.
The next steps are all about getting your loan in order. You will need to provide further documentation to your loan originator, then once all of the paperwork is done, you head to the closing table. You will sign paperwork and the home is yours. Get ready to jump into Lake Wylie as you become the newest resident.
If you are ready to get the process started, give us a call at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings and create custom searches on our website here.