Buying a Home

Whether you are buying a home for the first time or an experienced home buyer, Sailhamer Real Estate can help.

Many first-time homebuyers have reservations about buying a home. While your family and friends give you much advice and encourage you to buy a home, you still may wonder if buying a home is the right thing for you to do. Relax. By dealing with a professional at Sailhamer Real Estate, Inc. , you will get all your questions answered.

There are many good reasons why you should own a home.

1. Owning a home gives you and your family a sense of stability and security. If you want to paint the walls, if you want to decorate your home according to your own taste, if you want to attach permanent fixtures, YOU CAN! By owning a home, you are making an investment in your future.

2. When weighing the benefits of purchasing a home or renting, many people choose to buy because they can increase their net worth via appreciation. Many properties appreciate in value.


When you decide to work with Sailhamer Real Estate, Inc., you will first set up showings. Your professional agent will assist you in selecting homes for viewing in accordance with your needs. During the showing process, you will be able to inspect all aspects of the home and make notes regarding each home. Feedback during your showing is essential. Specific comments  on what you liked and what you didn’t like will help your agent determine exactly what you’re looking for and should result in finding a suitable home and making an offer.

When the time has come to make an offer, you will sit down with your Sailhamer Real Estate agent and write a contract. Your agent will then contact the listing agent, who will present your offer to the sellers. The sellers will have a few options: 1. to accept the offer as you wrote it. 2. to reject the offer. 3. to write a counter offer (if a counter offer is written, your professional agent will then discuss whether it is in your best interested to accept, reject or counter back). Once the offer is accepted, you will be notified immediately.

Once your loan is approved, the time and place for closing, as agreed upon, will be scheduled.

Before final closing on your new home you will have the opportunity to make a final inspection of the property, if everything is to your satisfaction make sure you have all the utilities transferred to your name as of the date of closing. Also make sure to notify the post office of your address change.