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Home Buying Process

Research Early
As soon as you can, start reading Web sites, newspapers, and magazines that have real estate listings. Make a note of particular homes you are interested in and see how long they stay on the market. Also, note any changes in asking prices. This will give you a sense of the housing trends in specific areas.
What Can You Afford
Lenders generally recommend that people look for homes that cost no more than three to five times their annual household income if the home buyers plan to make a 20% down payment and have a moderate amount of other debt.
Get Prequalified
We have set ourself apart from the traditional agent who relies on the MLS sticking a sign in the yard and entering your home in the MLS. Our unique marketing strategy includes a single property website designed to showcase your home, professional brochures (not cheap paper flyers), A red carpet brokers only reception, staging, professional photography and the philosophy that every home has a story. We wish to tell yours.

Dawn helped my dear friends find the home of their dreams. Her approach is personal with attention to homebuyers’ needs and desires. Dawn is proactive and diligent.

Dennise Faulkner

Who You Work With Matters

The Right Agent
Real estate agents are important partners when you’re buying or selling a home. Real estate agents can provide you with helpful information on homes and neighborhoods that isn’t easily accessible to the public. Their knowledge of the home buying process, negotiating skills, and familiarity with the area you want to live in can be extremely valuable. And best of all, it doesn’t cost you anything to use an agent – they’re compensated from the commission paid by the seller of the house.
Shop for Your Home
Start touring homes in your price range. It might be helpful to take notes on all the homes you visit. You will see a lot of houses! It can be hard to remember everything about them, so you might want to take pictures or video to help you remember each home.
Get a Home Inspection
Typically, purchase offers are contingent on a home inspection of the property to check for signs of structural damage or things that may need fixing. Your real estate agent usually will help you arrange to have this inspection conducted within a few days of your offer being accepted by the seller. This contingency protects you by giving you a chance to renegotiate your offer or withdraw it without penalty if the inspection reveals significant material damage. Both you and the seller will receive a report on the home inspector’s findings. You can then decide if you want to ask the seller to fix anything on the property before closing the sale. Before the sale closes, you will have a walk-through of the house, which gives you the chance to confirm that any agreed-upon repairs have been made.

Dawn was awesome to work with, great communication, great people skills, and was able to get the job done for her clients!! She was a pleasure to work with

Jennifer Strout

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Success Is In The Closing

Have the Home Appraised
Lenders will arrange for an appraiser to provide an independent estimate of the value of the house you are buying. The appraiser is a member of a third party company and is not directly associated with the lender. The appraisal will let all the parties involved know that you are paying a fair price for the home.
Coordinate the Paperwork
As you can imagine, there is a lot of paperwork involved in buying a house. Your lender will arrange for a title company to handle all of the paperwork and make sure that the seller is the rightful owner of the house you are buying.
Close the Sale
At closing, you will sign all of the paperwork required to complete the purchase, including your loan documents. It typically takes a couple of days for your loan to be funded after the paperwork is returned to the lender. Once the check is delivered to the seller, you are ready to move into your new home!

I would like to recommend and endorse Dawn Wagner, both as a Realtor and as a person. She loves our area and supports our community. Dawn's love for our community shows in her Real Estate work and in her passion to create the best outcome for everyone she represents (buyer or seller)

Aaron Sanchez

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Working with Dawn through the nervousness of my first house sale was truly a pleasure. She gave great advice for everything from cabinet clean-out to house paint colors. She expertly guided me through the entire process making it a total breeze. Sale price was exactly what I wanted and the house sold in just 10 days



-Lisa Robinson