Housing is one of the basic necessitate of man. It is one of the things that differentiate a man from animals. If you don't have a house, definitely, you will not survive as you will be exposed to the elements of weather. You can either rent a house or buy a new house. If you are buying a new home, you should carry out the transaction with utmost carefulness. This is because house purchase is a big transaction and involves huge amount of money. When it is time for you to buy a home, there are a number of things that you should take into consideration. The house buying timeline given below will be of help to you when it is time for you to buy a home.

Finding a property

Finding a property can be somewhat difficult especially if you are a first time buyer. But you can find a home for sale if you search for very. Before you start your search for a home, you have to first decide on where to buy the home. Location is very important. This is because some locations have high rate of crime while some have low crime rate. Also consider the closeness of your home to your work place and your children's school if you have any. You can do the searching by yourself or through an agent. If you are searching by yourself, you can make the search easier by letting people know you are looking for a home. You can also make of use of a real estate agent. But you will pay them for their services. The service charge depends on the agreement. But most real estate agent are paid some percent of the entire cost for the property.

Putting up an offer

If you find a home that you love, you should put in an offer. Putting in offer means letting the seller know that you will like to buy the house at a particular price. Once you see your ideal home, there is no need waiting before putting in an offer. This is because you are not the only person searching for the house. Someone else may put in an offer if you delay further. If your offer is accepted, you can go further to another step.

Checking the property

Before you proceed further with the transaction, it is important than you run a check on the property in order to know the condition of the property. Hire a property valuation professional to help you in that regard. This is an important aspect of the transaction because  you finding will enable you to calculate the repair cost or what and what needs to be repaired.

Making payment


If you are satisfied with the condition of the building and you are willing to continue with the transaction, you have to make arrangement on how to make payment. But whether you are buying with your saving or with a mortgage, it is not advisable for you to pay completely unless the exchange has taken place. So, you can pay half and then the balance at the completion of transaction.


This is the day the transaction ends. During this day, you complete your payment and then go home with the keeps and any other documents about the home.

The above are some of the tips you should apply when you want to buy a home.