Buying a home can be an overwhelming process. It can be very fulfilling as well. From financing to negotiating to inspections to closing, there are a lot of moving pieces that can leave homebuyers bewildered. In addition to all the usual sources of stress, LGBT homebuyers are concerned that they will not be discriminated against during the process.
A Cape House Pride agent can help guide you through each step of the buying process, offering sound advice along the way. By working with a professional agent who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry and the concerns of the LGBT community, you’ll not only end up with a great home, but you’ll also walk away with a great experience.
Here are some of the key areas that an agent can help you with:
Getting pre-approved by a lender
By providing your Cape House Pride agent with some basic information about your income, savings, and debt, he or she can assist you in getting pre-approved by a reputable lender who understands you and your needs. The lender will then go over your financing options, what monthly payment amount you can afford, and what you can expect for down payment requirements and closing costs.
Choosing a home
For most buyers, choosing a home is an emotional process. Our agents can assist you in this process by offering objective information about each property you look at. From local community information like the nearest beach, restaurants, shopping and entertainment to home-specific details like condition, zoning and amenities, a Cape House Pride agent can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Making an offer
Once you’ve found the home of your dreams, we will research recent comparable sales of similar homes in the area to help determine a fair selling price. Based on those comparable sales, as well as other factors like inspections and repairs, a Cape House Pride agent will then help you structure an offer and negotiate to get the very best deal possible.
Once your offer is accepted, your Cape House Pride agent will help you select a home inspector to go through the home and provide you with a report as to the home’s condition. The inspector will also provide invaluable information to help keep your home in good repair once you own it.
Closing, or settlement, can be a complicated process. On Cape Cod, you hire an attorney to handle the closing process in conjunction with your real estate agent. Cape Cod Pride agents can help you find an Attorney that understands you and the real estate transaction.