Buying a Home – The Martin Real Estate Team of Cornelius has Real Estate Agents with over 55 years of combined experience selling in the Cornelius / Lake Norman Area. We are here to assist you through the Home Buying Experience.
Starting with the mortgage qualification and continuing through closing – making life long Clients.
Click on the “About Us” Page to learn more.
What do You want to Purchase?
… what are Your dreams?
- Cornelius Waterfront Homes
- Cornelius Single Family Homes
- Cornelius Townhomes & Condos
- Cornelius Waterfront Condos
Get Pre-approved for a Mortgage
This should be your first step in Home Buying. Why disappoint yourself by looking at Properties for Sale that you unfortunately cannot afford?
You can use our mortgage calculator to get an idea of the monthly payments you will occur.
We have many wonderful Local Lenders for you to work with when Buying a Home. Feel free to shop your services to two or more Lenders at a time and see who you feel most comfortable working with.
Our recommendation is that you “Go Local” vs. using the Big Banks. The quality of service, communication, and personal attention to detail is far more enjoyable with our experiences.
Determine Your Price Range
After talking with a Lender or with a Bank, you should now know what price range you are qualified in and can afford.
Important Factors to consider: Cornelius, NC Taxes & HOA Dues
Determine Your Location, Area of Town, or Subdivision. – We offer a great area to look in our Cornelius, NC Home Search Page.
Cornelius Subdivisions offer many wonderful options to choose from…Each offering something a little different than the other.
- We offer a Cornelius, NC Map in case you want to look for a Geographical location to find popular Cornelius Subdivisions. Or we also offer an MLS Map Search by Criteria that you will have to navigate around by location, but can be very helpful.
Decide What Home Features or Local Amenities are important to you
Next thing to think about is “What do I want in my Home?” or “What do I want from my Community?”
Features to consider for your home are: Square Footage, Lot Size, Master Bedroom Location, How many Bedrooms, Parking (Garage size), Fireplace, Office, Bonus Room, Basement, Etc.
Amenties to consider for your home are: Community Pool, Golf Course, Club House, County Club, Lake Access, Boatslips…Schools, Close to shops & restaurants, community events, Etc.
Options – Would you maybe prefer a Cornelius New Construction Home?
Begin Viewing the Market
Call us at 704-900-1619 to speak with one of our Agents or visit our Contact Us page or our VIP Buyer Program page to ask questions or tell us your wants and needs. From there we will set you up with your very own Personal Real Estate Website where you can view the homes that matter to you the most on your computer, smartphone or tablet in real-time.
- You can also do your own Cornelius Home Search.
Start Looking at Homes with one of Our Cornelius, NC Realtors
Once we have compiled your list of Cornelius Real Estate that you want to see, The Martin Real Estate Team will be here to take you on your tour. Appointments will be made for you so that you can take your time to view each property, take notes and ask questions. Copies of each home Listing will be provided for you. Don’t forget your camera!!! Feel free to ask for a 2nd showing. We want you to select the home that is perfect for you.
Make an Offer on the Real Estate
When you’ve identified the Cornelius, NC Real Estate for Sale you want to buy, Lets work on putting together an offer!! Your agent will be familiar with market values and will help you arrive at a price that gives your offer the best chance of being accepted. We know how to negotiate. Our offer will be competitive with your best interest at heart. Be prepared to go back and forth on this process a couple times…but don’t get too emotional, it is the toughest part, but worth it once a negotiated price is accepted. **Ask your Agent about Closing Costs**
After Accepted Offer
Buying a Home – Once your offer is accepted, you’ll be asked to submit an Earnest Money Deposit & a Due Diligence Fee – Your Agent will go over this process before submitting your offer.
Things to prepare for leading up to your Closing Date: (Your Realtor will cover all of this with you)
- Working with your Lender for final Loan Approval
- Home Inspections – Prepare to negotiate on what you may or may not request to be fixed.
- Survey – Very important on all Single Family Home purchases to make sure there are no encumbrances on the property.
- Septic Tank inspections – Most common with Waterfront Homes
- Radon Gas Testing – if applicable
- Termite and/or Soil Inspections
- Home Owners Insurance Policy
- Home Warranty Policy – If applicable
Congratulations on Being a New Home Owner!!!
Thank you for doing business with The Martin Real Estate Team!!! We hope you enjoyed all of our Services and will decide to use us again or recommend us to Family, Friends or Neighbors. Don’t forget, we also offer Listing Your Home services.