Buyer’s Guide

Home Buying Process

Becoming a homeowner is a huge accomplishment, and we’re here to help you move towards it. You need to be able to make informed decisions about the area you’re considering moving to, including school districts, crime, local businesses, and more. Whether you’re purchasing your first home or you’ve been through the process multiple times, we’re here to make it a stress-free and exciting experience, the way we believe home buying should be.

Define Your Goals

At the beginning of your journey to homeownership, consider the reasons you’re looking for a home. Consider what you need out of a home, such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. This will help you narrow down your search.

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Are you purchasing your first home in Cleveland for your growing family?

Properties for rent

Will this be an investment property that you rent out?

Which neighborhoods are you looking at?

Choose a RE/MAX™ Agent

When you’re purchasing a home in Cleveland, you need a trusted professional by your side through the whole process. That’s where RE/MAX™ comes in. We have all the experience, passion, and drive to make your home buying experience great! RE/MAX™ agents are invested in finding your perfect home with you, and making sure it’s a space that fits your needs. We’ll help you find the right agent!


Determine Your Financial Standing

What’s the first step to any successful purchase? If you said “defining a budget,” you are correct. You want to make sure that you have a reasonable budget in mind before getting your heart set on a home that you may not be able to afford. Talking with a mortgage professional can help you in this process. They can help you determine what monthly mortgage payments you can afford, as well as what kind of down payment you’re able to put on your home.


Time to Make An Offer

Once you find your dream home with the help of a qualified RE/MAX™ real estate agent, it’s time to make an offer! Your agent can help you negotiate a fair offer based on the prices of similar homes in the area. If your offer is accepted, then you will officially be “under contract”. This is when you’ll make your down payment. There’s a due-diligence period in between signing the purchase agreement and officially closing on your home. During this time, your agent will help you understand the conditions, provisions, and obligations of your contract, as well as guiding you through the appraisal and inspection process.

Close On Your New Home

Closing on your home is the final step on the journey to being a homeowner. It’s the official transfer of the property from seller to buyer. In simple terms, it’s when you get the keys and get to come home! You’ll sign your mortgage paperwork at closing and then your home will officially be yours.

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