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Buying A Home:

Your Dream Home Awaits

It All Starts With A Dream, Let Me Help you Find It!

Choosing to buy a home is one of the biggest financial & emotional decisions you’ll ever make in your life time. It’s a complex ordeal that surely requires a lot of preparation, so having a knowledgeable and passionate real estate agent on your side to lend a helping hand from start to finish will ensure a seamless transition.

These days, the real estate process tends to move a little quicker than it did back in the day, and buyers are almost expected to come into the process with a certain level of knowledge. That’s why Andrew takes pride in creating an extensive amount of content to educate potential buyers and sellers, one video, blog, and podcast at a time.

Andrew began his career helping his peers get into their first home. Purchasing your first (or next) home is an emotional and stressful process. Andrew’s extraordinary patience is what truly qualifies him in helping clients throughout the homebuying process. 

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How Does Buying A Home Work?

  • Step #1 - Find A Real Estate Professional
    Even if you aren't 100% ready to buy a home, it's important to get in touch with a real estate professional to give you insight on the current housing market as well as give you recommendations on several resources throughout the process. Let's start by having a conversation! Click the button below to get started!
  • Step #2 - Get Pre-Approved For A Mortgage
    Again, it doesn't matter if you aren't 100% ready to start the process or not, getting in touch with a mortgage professional early is crucial to understand how much home you can afford, what you need to do to make that happen, and what barriers could be keeping you from affording more, or the reason for driving your monthly payment up. Reach out to Andrew and he will give you several recommendations to get the home buying process underway!
  • Step #3 - Decide What Your Ideal Home Looks Like
    What does your "needs" and "wants" list look like? Be sure to write down the differences, and narrow in on what is a priority to you and what isn't. What price range do you want to stay under? What's your ideal commute to work or extracurricular activities? How long will you be staying in the home? All these questions can drastically affect the type of home you're looking for.
  • Step #4 - Viewing Homes
    After you fill out our Michigan Home Finder form, Andrew will personally review the details you have provided and create a home search with housing inventory that hits your inbox as soon as it hits the market. Once you come across a home you like, send the address to Andrew, he will perform backend due diligence on the home and a showing will be scheduled if all the details are satisfactory.
  • Step #5 - Making An Offer
    After you have spent time viewing homes and found the one you see yourself pulling into the driveway everyday, it's time to make an offer. Andrew will review the offer and all the necessary documents with you, advise you on negotiations, terms, and any conditions to benefit you as a buyer.
  • Step #6 - Inspections & Due Diligence
    Once you get your offer accepted, now is the time for inspections and due diligence, which is an allotted amount of time after the offer has been accepted to investigate and inspect as much as you can about the home from: home inspections, sewer scopes, water tests, radon gas, infestations, septic tests and well tests, along with ordering title work for the property to understand the legal aspect of a home purchase. Once you are satisfied with this step, if applicable, an appraisal will be ordered to value the home to determine how much the mortgage lender will give you to finance the home.
  • Step #7 - Closing Time
    After the home gets appraised and the outcome is negotiated accordingly, the mortgage lender will verify a few more things with you and if all conditions are met, a closing date can be set, and funds will be provided either by cashiers check or by wire from your financial institution to the title company. Once funding is received and the documents are signed, you will receive the keys to your new home!

Begin Your Home Search

Your home search starts HERE! Click the "start home search" button below to get exclusive access to the most accurate real estate inventory directly from the MLS.

In just a couple minutes you can set up the same alerts professionals use to stay on top of the market. You can find out immediately with real-time emails and text alerts or stay acquainted with the occasional weekly or monthly market update.

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The main reason buyers postpone their homeownership dream is to save for a down payment. 

Did you know there’s down payment assistance available? Click the button below to see if you’re eligible!

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Michigan Home Buyers Guide

If you're looking to buy a home (in Michigan or not), this guide will cover everything you need and more! Whether you're buying your first home or your fifteenth, you can surely take some value away from this digital guide.

What exactly is covered in this guide you may be asking?

  • Real Estate vocabulary & explanations

  • Perspective reasoning

  • Process information and preparation

  • Appraisals, Home inspections, Credit scores,

  • How to's from start to finish

  • Questions you need to ask

  • What to avoid

  • Worksheets & checklists

  • Budgeting, After closing duties

  • + a FREE gift! Home budget template to help you stay financially organized!

  • Other real estate resources

  • and much MORE!

Buying A Home? Start Here!

If you're looking to take the next step into your home buying journey, reach out and schedule your no-obligation home buyer consultation with Andrew today! 

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Call Michigan Home

Whether you're from out-of-state looking to relocate to Michigan or are someone local, it never hurts to have a community expert on your side to make the process as seamless as possible and give you insight on the areas you're potentially interested in.

Finding your "Michigan Lifestyle" will make your experience in this fine state, the best one possible. 

Schedule a tour with me today and we can look at the communities you're most interested in and get all your questions answered!

Are You Relocating To Michigan?

If you're on the fence or thinking about making the move and relocating to Michigan, then be sure to click the button below for all the necessary relocation information to make the process as seamless as possible.

From Start To Finish

Throughout the process, Andrew will be by your side to handle any hurdle, setback and simply what the process entails from start to finish. There’s nothing he enjoys more than getting his buyers the greatest deal on the home. He understands how much of a financial burden homeownership can be (especially your first  home), so saving you as much as possible is his main priority. If you have any questions about the process at all, please feel free to reach out to Andrew with any of your desired contact methods. Cheers to homeownership. 

Andrew McManamon

If you're still early in the process or not 100% committed, but would like to be updated with homes for sale and housing market conditions, be sure to fill out the contact form to receive the Living In Michigan newsletter every week full of real estate news, market statistics, local events and so much more.

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