For most first-time homebuyers, there’s a long list of questions that need answers—and one of the most important is “How long does it take to buy a home?”
Fortunately, your Charlotte Realtor® will be by your side through the entire process, whether it takes a month or longer; in fact, your agent is going to be by your side long after you close the deal and move in.
How Long Does It Take to Buy a Home?
Several factors combine to determine how long it will take you to buy a home. Really motivated buyers can often find the right home within a few weeks—but some are ready to move more quickly than that.
However, there’s more to buying a home than finding the one you want.
If you have your financing in place before you begin your home search, which means you’ve been preapproved (not just prequalified) by a lender and you’ve submitted all your financial paperwork for consideration on a mortgage loan application, your transaction will move more quickly than it would for someone who started the process after finding a home.
You’ll also have a smoother, faster experience if you act quickly to make an offer, respond to counter-offers, and provide documentation to your lender.
On average, most people close on a home within one to two months after beginning a search.
How Many Homes Will You See?
You can see as many homes as you need to see to find the right one. Typically, we advise our clients to bring printouts of each listing and take notes on them; that way, when you leave the homes, you can focus on what you liked (or didn’t like) about each.
Are You Looking for a Home for Sale in Charlotte or the Surrounding Communities?
Call us at 704-608-2794 to talk to a knowledgeable Charlotte Realtor® who can help you find the perfect place to live today.
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