STEPS TO BUYING A HOUSE
See how much you can afford
The easiest way to get a sense of what you can afford is online with a mortgage calculator
Get pre approved
Getting pre approved initiates the mortgage process with a lender and tells you how much you can borrow. It also allows you the move faster when you're ready to make an offer.
Do some online research
What neighborhood do you want to live in? Possibly attend a few open houses in different neighborhoods to get a feel for what you like and do not like. Create a list of absolute musts and what is not completely necessary including a price range, number of bedrooms and bathrooms and location, location, location!
Search homes for sale
Use your wish list to inform your home search. Start browsing for houses for sale on Comiskey Realty's website! Our site updates in real time and will automatically be updated as new listings hit the market.
Find a real estate agent
Choosing the right real estate agent can be the key to finding the right home and getting the best deal.
Make an offer
Work with your chosen real estate agent to make an offer. Discuss your strategy with your agent: is the home price fairly? What will make your offer stand out?
Inspect the home
An inspection identifies the existing structural, electrical, plumbing or other issues with the home. After the inspection, you can try to negotiate repairs or a lower price with the seller.
Get the key
You will typically get the keys after 5pm on your closing date.