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Need help finding your dream home?  Whether you are moving down the street or relocating, we have the local expertise and resources to help you find the perfect home or condo for you and your family.  We work closely with our clients to understand your real estate needs and goals to help you find the best home at the best possible price.

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If you are thinking about buying a new home or property, you’ve come to the right place. The following sections are resources for you to help you purchase something that fits your needs in the best possible manner.

Everything everyone needs to know and do before buying a home.
Tips for understanding CMAs, attending open houses, and steps for pre-approval.

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START YOUR SEARCH FOR REAL ESTATE IN EL SEGUNDO AND ALL OTHER SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES

Buying a home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. This can be true whether you’ve purchased several homes or you’re preparing to buy for the first time. With the right support system and the help of a trusted RE/MAX® professional, you can make the most informed decisions.

My guide breaks down the steps of buying a home so you can start the process feeling confident and prepared. From developing your budget to signing your name on the dotted line, you’ll find helpful tips right here. Plus, I am here to help every step of the way.

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Choose Steve Goddard as your RE/MAX Agent

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you may ever make. Whether you’re buying your first home, relocating, or just moving down the street — you want a trusted professional by your side. Working with Steve  Goddard, REALTOR® as your agent can make this process easier, helping guide you through the home search, purchase agreements, inspections, closing matters, and more. Having an agent who has your best interests at heart can ease some of your stress and can help make it go as smoothly as possible.

Define Your Goals

Before you start looking, consider why you want to buy a home. Are you tired of renting? Do you want to buy an investment property? Figuring out why you want to purchase a home will help you make important decisions down the road. Considering what you want and need out of your home will also help you narrow down your home search. What neighborhood do you want to live in? How many bedrooms do you need? Knowing your preferences can help with filtering out homes that don’t fit your criteria. 

Determine Your Financial Standing

Knowing your budget up front helps you focus your search and can save you both time and stress. Talking to a mortgage professional can help you to determine your buying power. They can help you to find out how much you can afford, and how much you should put towards a down payment, and can walk you through loan options and other costs or fees associated with purchasing a home. Consider asking your agent for a referral; they understand your needs and can help find a professional for your situation.

Make an Offer

Once you find a home you’re interested in, your agent can help negotiate a fair offer based on comparable homes in the area. If your offer is accepted, you’ll make a down payment and be officially under contract. During the due-diligence period between signing the purchase agreement and closing on your home, your agent can help you understand your contract's conditions, provisions, and obligations. They can also help guide you through the appraisal and inspection processes.

Close on Your Home

This is the final step of your home-buying journey. Closing is the official transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer. At closing, you will sign your mortgage paperwork to solidify your purchase. From there, you officially become a homeowner and will be handed the keys to your new home so you can begin making memories.

The Tools to Help You Find Your Home

Once you’ve defined your home search goals, discussed them with your RE/MAX agent, and have spoken with a mortgage professional to see what your buying power is — you’re ready to find your dream home! In addition to my local knowledge as a real estate agent, I offer online tools that can help make your initial search as easy as possible.

Find a Home Using My Interactive Map Search

I know that location plays an important role in the home-buying process. Use the map search on my website to view homes in or near the area you love.

Get to Know the Neighborhood

Feel confident and informed about your neighborhood choice! On any listing page, you can learn more about the communities you are interested in, including a breakdown of the local population, school ratings, and more.

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Sign up for an account on my website to save searches, favorite homes you love, receive real-time property alerts, and more!