If you want to buy a home, knowing what to expect makes everything easier.
Buying a home is unlike any other type of purchase. After all, you don’t typically drive up to a home for sale, ask how much it costs, and pull out your debit card to buy it. The homebuying process begins with shopping for a mortgage and ends with closing on the home—with a bunch of steps in between. It can seem pretty complicated, but if you know what to expect, the whole process goes much more smoothly.
How long does it take to buy a house?
The length of a homebuying process is different for everyone and can take anywhere from six months to two-and-a-half years before actually moving into your new home. The average buyer spends 4-to-5 months in the consideration phase, 30 – 90 days shopping, less than a week to make an offer and negotiate, and about 30 days to close. The length depends on well you prepare, and if you have the right help along the way. If you’re new to homebuying, consider following our step-by-step guide which breaks down the overall process of buying a house.
How to Buy a House in 10 Steps
Now pat yourself on the back—you’re a homeowner.
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