The Home Buying Process

Are you in search of your dream home?

Whether you're planning a local move or relocating to a new area, I'm here to assist you in finding the perfect home or condo for you and your family. With my extensive local expertise and resources, I'll work closely with you to understand your real estate needs and goals, ensuring that we find the best home at the most favorable price.
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Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Home Tips for understanding Comparative Market Analyses (CMAs), attending open houses, and steps for pre-approval.

Begin your real estate search in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, and surrounding South Bay communities

Buying a home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life, whether you're a seasoned buyer or a first-time homeowner. With the support of the right team and the assistance of a trusted real estate professional like myself, you can make well-informed decisions throughout the process.

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Choose Candice Carpenter as Your Real Estate Professional Agent

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make. Whether it's your first home, a relocation, or a local move, having a trusted professional by your side is crucial. When you work with me, Candice Carpenter, a dedicated REALTOR®, I'll make the process easier for you. I'll guide you through the home search, purchase agreements, inspections, closing matters, and more. With an agent who genuinely cares about your best interests, you can reduce stress and ensure a smooth experience.

Define Your Goals

Before you begin your search, it's essential to clarify why you want to buy a home. Are you tired of renting? Are you looking for an investment property? Understanding your motivations will help you make important decisions along the way. Consider your preferences and needs for your future home. Which neighborhood appeals to you? How many bedrooms do you require? Having a clear idea of your criteria will aid in filtering out properties that don't meet your expectations.

Determine Your Financial Situation

Knowing your budget upfront will help you focus your search and save you time and stress. Consult with a mortgage professional to determine your buying power. They can assess how much you can afford, provide guidance on down payments, explain different loan options, and clarify other costs and fees associated with buying a home. Feel free to ask me for a referral to a trusted professional who can meet your specific needs.

Make an Offer

Once you find a home that interests you, I will assist you in negotiating a fair offer based on comparable properties in the area. If your offer is accepted, you'll make a down payment and enter into a binding contract. During the due diligence period, which occurs between signing the purchase agreement and closing, I'll help you understand the conditions, provisions, and obligations outlined in your contract. Additionally, I'll guide you through the appraisal and inspection processes.

Close on Your Home

This is the final step of your home-buying journey. Closing involves the official transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer. During the closing, you'll sign your mortgage paperwork, finalizing your purchase. At this point, you officially become a homeowner and receive the keys to your new home, ready to create lasting memories.

Tools to Help You Find Your Home

Once you've defined your home search goals, discussed them with me as your agent, and spoken with a mortgage professional to determine your buying power, you're ready to find your dream home! In addition to my local knowledge as a real estate agent, I offer online tools that will simplify your initial search.

Find a Home Using My Interactive Map Search

I understand the importance of location in the home-buying process. Utilize the map search on my website to explore homes in your desired area or nearby locations that you love.

Get to Know the Neighborhood

Feel confident and well-informed about your chosen neighborhood! On any listing page, you can discover more about the communities you're interested in, including details about the local population, school ratings, and other relevant information.

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