The home buying process can be laid out in an orderly timeline. I created a visual aide that lays the entire process out for you, which is a great way to picture exactly what happens and in what order during the home buying process. I’ve written articles for buyers explaining the home buying process, but now I get to show you with this visual aide. Click on this image below for an 18-step home buying process. You can scroll from step to step, and within each step there is a link to a full explanation. I originally published this article exactly six years ago on August 20 of 2013, but as I was reviewing it this morning (Sept 20 of 2019), I was reminded that the home buying process is still the same today as it was then, and I thought you might like seeing this now. Click on the image below to see it.
The Home Buying Process Timeline
There is so much to the home buying process. There are also important steps to take long before you make an offer on a home. In this Home Buying Process timeline, I walk you through the entire process, including the preliminary steps, the offer, the counteroffer, negotiating, the home inspection, financing, the appraisal process, the short sale process, foreclosures, well inspections, septic inspections, easements, covenants, and the escrow process. And each step includes articles written specifically about that process. Some steps on this timeline have multiple articles if you want to learn more. Go to the Sequim Home Buying Process or click on the image above.
The Home Buying Process
There was a day long ago when you could purchase a home on a one page contract. Today the home buying process is full of traps for the unwary. I hope this timeline and the linked articles are helpful if you plan to walk through the home buying process soon.
Last Updated on September 22, 2019 by Chuck Marunde