Last Updated: June 13, 2021

Preparing to Buy a Home

Written By: Pearce Real Estate

A step-by-step guide to buying a home.

There are many things to know when buying a home, and it all starts with home buying tips below. Here are the key steps to buying a home and how Pearce Real Estate can help make the process easier. 

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Step One: Home Loan Pre-approval

Before you begin to shop for a home, enhance your buying power by getting Pre-Approved or Pre-Qualified. Don't know the difference? See our Buyer FAQs.

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Step Two: Learn Your Real Estate Market

Get a feel for where you want to live and what your needs and must-haves are by getting to know the communities around where you are looking, and what homes are in your price range.  Take a look at our community guide to see the unique towns that could become your next beloved neighborhood.  

Our free service for home buyers is the most efficient way to search. Register to receive automatic email alerts customized for your specifications.

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Step Three: Choose a Professional Real Estate Agent

Select an experienced professional to help you through the home buying process. Choose from more than 150 of the area's leading professionals. If you've worked with us before, look up your Pearce Real Estate Associate. If you haven't, we'll help you find the right professional, contact us today.

Step Four: Find Your Home

Working with a Pearce real estate agent ensures that you are getting a knowledgeable advocate to represent your interests and keep you informed about the market, the houses available, making an offer and so much more.  Start your search by exploring our listings of homes for sale.

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Step Five: Secure Your Mortgage

When you've found your home, make it easier with one-stop shopping for a lender and loan products. The process will be much quicker if you have already gotten pre-approval from the lending company. Learn about our mortgage company partnerships.

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Step Six: Simplify the Transition

As you approach closing, our experienced team is here to help you plan your move and any changes to your new home. Contact us to learn more about how we can help make the whole process easier for you.

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Pearce Real Estate is a full-service real estate company for Greater New Haven and Middlesex counties.  Check out the many real estate buying services that we provide, both in-house, as well as through our partners and affiliates.

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