Buying Your HomeBuying Your New Home

Looking for a new home can be an exciting and challenging experience. Having the right real estate proffessional that takes the time to listen and understand your unique needs and lifestyle is important.

Michael Marchena will work hard to not only find the perfect home for you, but also to handle every last detail of the purchase process, from negotiating the terms of sale to recommending moving companies.

To help you get started on buying your new home, take advantage of these valuable resources.

Step 1: Decide to Buy

The decision to purchase your first home is one of the biggest and best decisions you could ever make. After all, a home is the largest (and most emotional) investment most people will ever make. So, how do you know if it’s the right time for you to buy your first home?

Step 2: Hire Your Agent

When you’re looking for a real estate professional to help you, know that above all else, a good agent will always put their clients first. This is your dream, and Realtor Michael Marchena is simply your advocate to help you make your dream come true.

A great real estate agent like Michael Marchena will:

  1. Educate you about the current conditions of the market.
  2. Analyze what you want and what you need in your next home.
  3. Guide you to homes that fit your criteria.
  4. Coordinate the work of other needed professionals throughout the process.
  5. Negotiate with the seller on your behalf.
  6. Check and double-check paperwork and deadlines.
  7. Solve any problems that may arise.

Step 3: Secure Financing

Ultimately, your lender will pre-approve you for a certain amount, but YOU will decide what you’re comfortable paying every month. Remember, your lender only sees your finances on paper. It’s up to you to decide how much you’re willing to stretch your budget in order to get into your dream home.

Be sure to follow these six steps to financing your home: Note You are not alonme, and Realtor Michael Marchena will help you along the way.

  1. Either you can take the recommendations provided my your Real Estate Agent or you can Choose your own loan officer.
  2. Make a loan application and get preapproved.
  3. Determine what you want to pay and select a loan option.
  4. Submit to the lender an accepted purchase offer contract.
  5. Get an appraisal and title commitment.
  6. Obtain funding at closing.

Step 4: Find Your Home

So now you are preapproved and ready to begin your search for that perfect property. But how or where do you begin? There are a lot of homes out there and diving in without a guide can become overwhelming and confusing. Dont worry this is what Michael Marchena is here for remember a great Real Estate agent will help you more accurately pinpoint homes that fit your criteria. The right home will meet all your important needs, and as many of your additional wants as possible. Some questions you might ask yourself include:

You’ll learn as you look at homes, your priorities will probably adjust along the way.

Step 5: Make an Offer

Once you’ve found a home you love, the next step is making a compelling offer. While emotions are probably in high gear once you’ve found a home you love, it’s important to remember that a home is an investment. Real Estate Agent Michael Marchena will research similar properties in the neighborhood to help you determine the market value, and fair price, for your home. Look to your real estate agent to explain and guide you through the offer process.

Step 6: Perform Due Diligence

Just because you love a particular property doesn’t mean that it’s perfect. In fact, this is where reason has to trump emotion. You’ll need to have a property inspection (which I highly recommend you attend) that will expose hidden issues. This way you’ll know what you are getting into before you sign closing papers.

Step 7: Close

Once you’ve made your offer and have completed the inspection process, you’re in the “home” stretch! But, in order to ensure that you don’t put your closing date, or your mortgage at risk, you have a few pre-closing responsibilities that you’ll need to be mindful of. These include:

Step 8: Protect Your Investment

Congratulations, and welcome home! The home-buying process is complete, but just like any big process, there’s a maintenance plan! It’s now your responsibility, and in your best financial interest, to protect your investment for years to come. Performing routine maintenance on your home’s systems is always more affordable than having to fix big problems later. Be sure to watch for signs of leaks, damage, and wear.

And remember, just because the sale is complete, your relationship with Realro Michael Marchena doesn’t need to end! After closing, your Michael can still help you by providing information for your tax returns, finding contractors and repair services, and even tracking your home’s current market value.

Real Estate Agent Michael Marchena Proudly Serves these areas in Southern California

Real Estate Agent Michael Marchena Proudly Serves these areas in Southern California

  • Riverside / Inland Empire
  • Los Angeles
  • Orange County
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • Palm Springs

Los Angeles County

Acton, Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Artesia, Avalon, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Canyon Country, Carson, Castaic, Cerritos, Chatsworth, City Of Industry, Claremont, Compton, Covina, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, El Segundo, Encino, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Granada Hills, Hacienda Heights, Harbor City, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Park, Inglewood, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, La Habra, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Lake Hughes, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lawndale, Lebec, Littlerock, Llano, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Maywood, Mission Hills, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Montrose, Mount Wilson, Newhall, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Norwalk, Pacific Palisades, Pacoima, Palmdale, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Panorama City, Paramount, Pasadena, Pearblossom, Pico Rivera, Playa Del Rey, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Reseda, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Marino, San Pedro, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, South Gate, South Pasadena, Stevenson Ranch, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sunland, Sylmar, Tarzana, Temple City, Toluca Lake, Topanga, Torrance, Tujunga, Universal City, Valencia, Valley Village, Valyermo, Van Nuys, Venice, Verdugo City, Walnut, West Covina, West Hills, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Whittier, Wilmington, Winnetka, Woodland Hills

Orange County

Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Atwood, Brea, Buena Park, Capistrano Beach, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, East Irvine, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Ladera Ranch, Lagina Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Lake Alamitos, Midway City, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana

Riverside County / Inland Empire

Aguanga, Anza, Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Cabazon, Calimesa, Cathedral City, Coachella, Corona, Desert Center, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Homeland, Idyllwild, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Lake Elsinore, March Air Force Reserve Base, Mecca, Menifee, Mira Loma, Moreno Valley, Mountain Center, Murrieta, Norco, North Palm Springs, Nuevo, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, San Jacinto

San Bernardino County

Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Chino, Chino Hills, Colton, Crestline, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Hesperia, Highland, Joshua Tree, Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Lucerne Valley, Montclair, Needles, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Rialto, Running Springs, San Bernardino, Twentynine Palms, Upland, Victorville, Wrightwood, Yermo, Yucaipa, Yucca Valley

San Diego County

Alpine, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Boulevard, Camp Pendleton, Campo, Cardiff By The Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Corondao, Del Mar, Descanso, Dulzura, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Guatay, Imperial Beach, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Lincoln Acres, Mount Laguma, National City, Oceanside, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Pine Valley

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