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Your Easy Guide to Homebuying

January 9, 2024

Embarking on the journey to buying your first home can be an exciting adventure, especially if it's your first time. Luckily for you, we're here to guide you through the process. Let's break down some of the steps in the process, and some terminology, so you can better navigate the homebuying process.

Prequalification: Start by getting prequalified for a mortgage. This is a process where you share your financial details with a lender, who assesses your eligibility for a home loan. Being prequalified gives you a realistic idea of your budget, making your home search more focused. Take advantage of our preferred lenders, as they know the specifics of working with Baessler Homes.

-Preapproval: The difference between prequalification and preapproval is that in the preapproval process, all your information has been confirmed via documents, and is generally preferred over prequalification.

Construction Deposit: A construction deposit is essentially putting money down as a deposit that holds your name to that home. It's a way of ensuring you're committed to buying your home, as a builder cannot sell your home to someone else while you're under contract.

-Construction Deposit Perks with Our Preferred Lender: When you choose our preferred lender, you unlock exclusive perks, particularly with the construction deposit. This means you may enjoy reduced or more flexible deposit requirements, making it easier for you to secure your dream home during the construction phase.

Escrow: The term "escrow" might sound complicated, but it's a straightforward process. It involves a neutral third party holding onto funds until the home sale is complete. During this time, necessary transactions and paperwork are finalized. Our lenders will guide you through the escrow process, ensuring a smooth and secure transaction.

Closing Costs: Closing costs are the fees and expenses associated with the finalization of a real estate transaction, typically when buying a home. These costs are in addition to the property's purchase price and include various charges such as loan origination fees, title insurance, appraisal fees, and government taxes. Closing costs cover the services and paperwork involved in transferring ownership of the property from the seller to the buyer. It's important for homebuyers to be aware of these costs and budget for them appropriately.

Understanding Final Cash-to-Close: As a first-time homebuyer, it's crucial to understand the various financial aspects involved. Your initial payment will include a down payment, typically a percentage of the home's purchase price. Closing costs cover the expenses associated with finalizing the sale. We're here to help you navigate these costs and ensure you have a clear understanding of your financial commitments.


As you navigate the process, know that our team is here not only to build houses, but to guide you every step of the way. At Baessler Homes, we're dedicated to making this experience smooth and transparent. If you have questions or simply want to chat about your home-buying adventure, reach out! We're here to ensure that your first home-buying experience is not just successful, but truly memorable. 

Everyone we met and interacted with were extremely friendly and accommodating for us. Jamie and Billy have gone above and beyond to ensure we had a positive home buying experience since we were first time homebuyers.

The Bernard Family | Johnstown, CO - Mountain View