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We Know the Central Florida Real Estate Market.

Whether it's your first home or your dream property, the process of buying a new home can be both thrilling and overwhelming. At East Park Realty, we're here to guide you through every step of the way. With our team of experts and our in-depth knowledge of the Central Florida market, we'll ensure that your home-buying experience is smooth and enjoyable. Let us take the stress off your shoulders as we help you find the perfect property that suits your needs.

Starting Your Home Search

Embarking on your home search journey can be an exciting but daunting task.

Before you start, consider answering these questions:

  • What features do you need or want?
  • How long do you see yourself in this home?
  • What is your budget?

At East Park Realty, we've simplified this process for you:

  • Search Orlando-area properties in our database that includes every home on the market, with its status updated in real-time.
  • Have an experienced sales agent whose expertise is in Central Florida's Real Estate market walk you through each step of the process.

Our easy-to-use website provides a comprehensive database of available property listings, allowing you to explore a wide range of options from the comfort of your own home. From cozy condos to spacious family houses, we have a diverse selection to suit your needs and preferences. But we don't stop there - our experienced real estate agents are ready to assist you throughout the entire journey. With their in-depth knowledge of the Central Florida market, access to exclusive listings, and expert guidance, they'll help you navigate through the sea of choices and find the home that perfectly suits you. Let us be your trusted guide as you embark on the search for your dream home!

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Should You DIY or Have A Real Estate Agent Help You Buy?

In this world we have the internet at our fingertips which means a home search is only a few seconds away, but like anything else, having an expert walk you through it prevents any missteps, and this is likely one of the biggest investments you'll ever make! Working with a real estate agent offers numerous benefits. The Central Florida market is large, complex, and moves very quickly. Our agents are knowledgeable and have an in-depth understanding of the market, access to exclusive listings, and next-level negotiation skills. We'll help you find the best property that meets your criteria and negotiate on your behalf to secure the best possible deal. Talk about peace of mind.

Steps to Buying Your Home

1: Time for a Consultation

Begin with a consultation with our experienced team. We'll listen to your goals, answer your questions, and discuss your unique needs to develop a tailored strategy as your listing agent for a successful sale of your house in Florida.

2: Why Do We Need All of This Information?

We have to prove to the team of lenders that you're ready for this investment. Building a strong financial portfolio is a crucial step in the home-buying process, and at East Park Realty, we're here to guide you through it. Your financial portfolio includes the necessary elements to demonstrate your financial stability and readiness to purchase a home.

You'll need documents like: 

  • Proof of income
  • Bank statements
  • Employment verification
  • Proof of assets
  • A list of outstanding debts

Our realtors can help you gather and organize these documents, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the financial aspects involved. We can also connect you with trusted mortgage lenders who will assist you in obtaining a loan that aligns with your budget and goals. With our support, you can confidently navigate the financial side of buying a home and move closer to making your dream a reality.

3: Next, Let's Check That Credit Rating.

Your credit rating reflects your financial history and therefore holds significant importance when buying a home since it is used to determine your eligibility for favorable loan terms. We can guide you in checking your credit score, provide insights on improving it if needed, and connect you with trusted mortgage lenders who can offer the best home financing options tailored to your situation.

4: Pre-qualified = Qualified to Start Your Home Search

Being prequalified for a mortgage is a game-changer. Firstly, being prequalified will help you understand the actual price range that you can afford, allowing you to focus your search. It also demonstrates to sellers that you are a serious buyer and gives you a competitive edge in the fast-paced Central Florida market. Being pre-qualified can also speed up the closing process once your offer is accepted. Our team will assist you in getting prequalified, enabling you to confidently make an offer and move forward quickly when we find your dream home.

5: Make the Offer!

Once you've found your perfect home, we'll help you craft and formalize the offer. Once it's accepted by the seller, the next step is to navigate the escrow, inspections, and appraisals process. Our experienced agents will guide you through each step, ensuring that everything is in order and your interests are protected.

6: "It Looks Fine"... But You Still Need an Inspection.

We know making the offer is exciting, but you still need to protect your potential investment with an inspection. The inspection process is a crucial part of buying a home. During inspections, a professional inspector will:

  • Schedule an on-site inspection which you can be present for
  • Thoroughly evaluate the property to identify potential issues or concerns
  • Provide us with an inspection report to review together

Our expertise allows us to interpret the findings and provide you with a clear understanding of the property's condition. If any issues arise, we'll negotiate any revisions to the offer on your behalf to reach a resolution that protects your best interests.

7: Let the Seller Know You're Serious with an Escrow Deposit.

Escrow is a period where a neutral third party holds funds and important documents related to the transaction. This ensures that both the buyer and seller fulfill their obligations before the final transfer of ownership takes place. As a buyer, navigating escrow can be complex. Our realtors will guide you through the escrow process, ensuring all necessary paperwork is completed accurately and on time. We’ll help coordinate appraisals and any required repairs after the inspection, keeping you informed and advocating for you every step of the way.

8: Show Us the Appraisal

An appraisal is an unbiased evaluation of the value of a property. It is conducted by a licensed appraiser to determine a fair market value for the home you are interested in purchasing. The appraiser takes into account various factors, such as the property's size, location, condition, and comparable sales in the area.

Why is an appraisal important? Well, it protects both you and the lender. By knowing the property's accurate value, you can make an informed decision about your investment. It also assures the lender that the loan amount aligns with the property's worth. So, in a way, an appraisal acts as a safeguard for everyone involved. We'll work closely with appraisers to ensure your home is accurately valued, protecting your investment.

9: Find the Right Lender for Your Budget and Offer

Unless you're purchasing your home outright, you'll likely need to secure a mortgage loan to finance your purchase. We have strong relationships with reputable lenders who can assist you in finding the right financing option that suits your needs and financial situation. Our team will assist you in understanding the appraisal report and work with lenders to secure the best financing options for you.

10: Buy Homeowner's Insurance Next

When purchasing a home, homebuyer's insurance is an essential aspect you can't afford to overlook. It's not just a formality but a crucial step in safeguarding your investment. Homebuyer's insurance provides financial protection in case of unforeseen events such as fire, theft, or natural disasters. If you have a loan on your house, your lender will likely require you to have insurance coverage to protect their investment. We'll help you navigate the various insurance options and connect you with trusted insurance providers.

11: Inking the Deal

Congratulations! You've reached the exciting milestone of closing day, the final step in your home-buying journey. This is the moment when all the hard work and preparations come together, and you officially become the proud owner of your new home.

During the closing process, your realtor plays a vital role in ensuring a smooth and successful transaction. We will guide you through the paperwork, explaining each document and ensuring you understand your rights and obligations. We’ll also coordinate with all parties involved, including the seller's agent, the lender, and the title company on your behalf to ensure that everything is in order. Our attention to detail and expertise in navigating the closing process will give you peace of mind, knowing that your interests are protected.

Closing day is an exciting time filled with anticipation, and having a reliable realtor by your side will make the process seamless and stress-free. Trust in our expertise, lean on our support, and get ready to celebrate as you step into the next chapter of your life as a proud homeowner!

Contact East Park Realty today and let us help you find your dream home in the Kissimmee, St. Cloud and Lake Nona area!

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Benefits of Working With A Real Estate Agent

  • Expert Market Knowledge & Guidance
    Our agents possess deep knowledge of the Central Florida real estate market. We'll provide valuable insights and guidance, helping you navigate market trends and make informed decisions to achieve your selling goals.
  • Extensive Market Research
    With East Park Realty, your home receives maximum exposure. We employ effective marketing strategies, leveraging online platforms, social media, and our extensive network to reach a vast pool of qualified buyers.
  • Qualified Buyer Network
    Our extensive network includes potential buyers actively searching for homes in Central Florida. By tapping into this network, we'll connect you with qualified buyers who may be interested in your property, increasing your chances of a successful sale.
  • Skillful Negotiation and Pricing Strategy
    Our experienced agents are skilled negotiators who will advocate for your best interests. We'll develop effective pricing strategies and negotiate on your behalf, ensuring you receive the best possible value for your home.

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