8 Steps to Buying a Home

1.) Clarify what’s important to you in a home

2.) Get Pre-Approved - An important first step to determine your purchasing power

3.) View homes that fit your needs based on #1

4.) Make an offer - Assess all criteria to place a fair offer

5.) Negotiation - Establish terms of the contract

6.) Review Process - Focus on inspection, loan and appraisal commitments

7.) Final Walk Through - Verify the condition of the home.

8.) Closing - Sign all final documents with the title/escrow specialist.

It's still cheaper to buy than rent in California—for now.

Plan ahead for Hidden (Closing) Costs