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Pete Ice | |612-865-8533
Bonnie Branton | |612-590-7358

a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate

The Buying Process

The Buying Process has many different steps. It is not just simply a matter of finding a house, writing an offer on it, taking the money to close, and moving in. There are many important steps that must be adhered to. The following are the most important ones to consider:


1.    Getting Pre-Approved for a Home Loan

2.    Determine Your Wants and Needs

3.    The Search Begins

4.    Reanalyzing Your Wants and Needs

5.    The Search Continues – Previewing Properties

6.    New Properties on the Market

7.    Proactive Search

8.    Determining Your Offering Price

9.    Wring the Offer

10. Negotiating with the Sellers

11. Homeowners Association

12. Title Commitment

13. Inspection Resolution

14. Appraisal

15. Signing Paperwork

16. Closing

17. Move Into Your New Home


Daily search tools are set-up for you to browse a wide variety of single family homes, town homes, condominiums, brand new homes, land to build a new home, price, school districts, home criteria needs, past sales, Coming Soon, communities,.... whatever your needs are will be searched, on the local real estate market.
Other details may include size of land/acreage, number of BR, BA, GARAGES, square footage, 1 story/2 story, lakeshore, lake view, main floor primary room, year built, # of fireplaces, common wall, county,...


1. Assess Your Debt
- Debt-To-Income (DTI) Ratio
2. Check Your Debt
- The Higher the Credit Score = The Lower the Interest Rate
3. Review Your Budget
4. Determine Your Down Payment
5. Get Pre-Approved
- I can help you find a great Lender
6. Figure Out the Type of Home You Want
- Single Family
- Condo
- Townhome,...
7. Research Location
- School District
- Taxes
- Commute
- Parking
- Walkability
8. Compare Mortgage Rates


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- Driven by Satisfied Sellers and Buyers
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- Highly Energized to Help Make Your Real Estate Experience Fun & Enjoyable


The three most important factors when buying a home are location, location, and location.
The condition and price of any home can be changed. You can even change the size of the house. The one thing you can't change is the home's location.
Supply and demand are two factors that will always play a role in real estate appreciation. Housing supply in great locations is limited to the number of homes in that location.
Location creates desirability, desirability creates demand, and demand raises real estate prices.
We can provide community information in the areas you are interested in. Information such as Schools, Parks & Trails, Shopping, Commute Info, Walkability, to name a few.


Determine what your mortgage payment will be on the homes you are considering calling it your very own.


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Status Definitions

For sale: Properties which are available for showings and purchase

Active contingent: Properties which are available for showing but are under contract with another buyer

Pending: Properties which are under contract with a buyer and are no longer available for showings

Sold: Properties on which the sale has closed.

Coming soon: Properties which will be on the market soon and are not available for showings.

Contingent and Pending statuses may not be available for all listings