Why Buy With Us?
A great home purchase enhances a homebuyer’s quality of life and financial well-being. You can trust the SeattlebyDesign team to find your dream home at the best price because we have nearly 40 years combined experience in the Greater Seattle market and literally hundreds of buyer-side transactions to our name. When a listing agent receives an offer from the SeattlebyDesign team, it is accompanied by our reputation for swift, smooth closings on behalf of well-prepared, sincere buyers. Our vast experience and stellar reputation give you a distinct advantage over many competing buyers who haven’t taken care to partner well.
Homes of average or better quality often go pending in a week or less! The speed with which the Greater Seattle market moves requires that you submit with pre-approval or the strength of your offer will be greatly diminished. Pre-approval is expected; it is the norm. An absence of pre-approval for a finance contingent offer is, to put it bluntly, a waste of time. And not only is it important to be pre-approved, lender selection itself is a critical component to a winning offer. All lenders are not created equal! Let our experience guide you to the lending partner best suited to your needs.
Escrow and Closing Costs
Closing is the point in time when the title of the property is transferred from the seller to the buyer. Regulations require an escrow company or real estate attorney to supervise the closing of all residential real estate transactions. Closing costs are fees associated with your home purchase that are paid at the closing of a real estate transaction. Both buyer and seller have fees tied to the transaction and it is the escrow company’s responsibility to ensure that all are honored at close.
A home warranty is a term-limit service agreement, often one year in length, that covers the repair or replacement of many major home system components and appliances that typically breakdown due to normal wear and tear. In essence, it’s the option to purchase some peace of mind when buying a home. That said, home warranties don’t cover all system and appliance failures, nor are they all the same. It’s important, when considering warranty options, to read the coverage outlined in the contract.
First-time homebuyers often find the process intimidating because they don’t know who they’re dealing with. We want you to feel comfortable, so please ask for our references. We’re happy to provide them. SeattlebyDesign has helped countless first time buyers. Our team is skilled, patient and eager to educate you about the buying process and all that ownership entails. A few of the key pieces you can expect: Helping you understand expenses, stressing the importance of a rainy day fund, obtaining pre-approved with the right lender, finding the perfect home that fits your budget and competing for it successfully, moving confidently through close, quality referrals for things like homeowner’s insurance and handymen, and so on. With SeattlebyDesign, you’re able to relax and enjoy the process!