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Buying lake norman homes

Your Trusted Advisor In Buying A Home Near Lake Norman​

Buying a home in the Lake Norman area is a process for most. You need time to learn about the area and the market before you are comfortable to make the move. This is where Lake Realty comes in.

Lake Realty is your trusted real estate consultant by your side to help you understand the entire process, and ensure a stress-free execution.

how we work

10 simple steps toward your
next home ownership

01

initial consultation

Typically, it starts out with a casual conversation to find out what is important to you. Asking the right questions will give us a better understanding of why you are moving and where you are at in the home buying process.

For example: Do you need to commute to work? Is being close to shopping and dining important? Do you need to be close to medical facilities? Do you prefer a planned neighborhood or no HOA? Is water view important?

Our first conversation gives us an idea on how to match your lifestyle with the right neighborhoods.

02

financial preparation

Before you start shopping for your dream home, it’s a good idea to be financially prepared.

Check your credit score. Your credit score will have a big impact on your mortgage options, which determine what type of home you can buy, and at what price. A score above 620 is considered okay.

Also, you want to approach home buying from a position of financial stability. Therefore, now is not a good time to make sudden career changes or large purchases. ​

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03

exploring where to live

There are more than nine neighborhoods surrounding Lake Norman, each with its own personality and demographics.

In order for you to shop for homes conveniently in one platform, we will create an "online portal" for you that provides property details and updates on homes that meet your criteria.

The portal has a split screen view that allows you to see the homes and the map at the same time. You can save homes that you like so that we can make the most of our showings. ​

04

finding your dream home

Most clients are not ready to pull the trigger on their first trip out and it's not practical to view each new listing as it hits the market.

This is where having a local Lake Norman real estate agent comes in handy. We can act as your boots on the ground. We will preview the homes for you and many of our clients like us to facetime during the showings.

In fact, we like to start our visits with a boat tour on Lake Norman. There's no better way to 'break the ice' then a little sunshine and beautiful views of Lake Norman.

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05

making an offer

Once you've set your eye on your dream home and are ready to make an offer, we will guide you through the entire process.

As local experts and your trusted advisor, we combine market trends and local knowledge to help you come up with a reasonable and compelling offer strategy.

With our reputation and extensive agent network, we are able to streamline the buying process for you so that you remain stress-free.​

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06

title & escrow companies

You will need to select an escrow company which acts as a neutral third party holding all instruments necessary to the sale, including funds and deed.

You will also need a title company that makes sure that the title to your purchase is legitimate and then issues title insurance for that property. Title insurance protects you, the buyer, against lawsuits or claims against the property that result from disputes over the title.

We have worked with plenty title and escrow companies and can help you make the right decision.​

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07

property inspection

Once your offer is accepted by the seller, you will need to have professional inspectors evaluate your home’s major systems.

For some homes, your agent may recommend other inspections, such as roof, chimney/fireplace, well, septic, pool/spa, arborist or mold.

When the inspection is complete, we are 80% done with our buying process. However, the inspections could also surface issues with the home that you and the seller need to negotiate to fix.​

08

closing - the final stretch

When your transaction is nearly completed, you will receive a “closing statement” from the title company that details all of the financial details of your home purchase.

We will go over the closing statement with you to make sure there is no errors.

At the last step in the buying process, the title company will have you sign the final documents, including loan documents (“deeds of trust”).​​​

09

getting the key

When your transaction is nearly completed, you will receive a “closing statement” from the title company that details all of the financial details of your home purchase.

We will go over the closing statement with you to make sure there is no errors.

At last, when you've signed all paperwork, it's time to get the key to your new home!​

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10

moving in!

The buying journey officially ends when you move in, but your new life in the new home has just begun.

You will need to set up all of the necessary utilities, such as electricity, water/sewer, reuse, phone, internet, alarm, and other services in your area.

We have a large network of trusted experts to help you with any of the details of your move and settling in, including: movers, home designers, remodelers, electricians, etc.

We will still keep in touch with you if there's anything we can add value to.​

You want an easy and stress-free buying experience.

And Lake Realty will help you achieve your goal.

Schedule a no-obligation consultation at a time of your convenience on the calendar to the right.

You are not obligated to work with us after the consultation. But we are confident in our knowledge, we know Lake Norman, and we can offer you valuable information for your search.

Schedule your consultation now.