Buying a Home




Ready to make a purchase?  That is great news!  Making the decision to purchase property is a big one, and The Mitten Group would love to be a part of that process.  Here's how we go about that:


Let's Talk Financing

Most people think the first step in buying a house is going out and picking your dream home.  Not so!  The first step in the home buying process is understanding what financing options you have available to you.  We will work with you and your lender to gather any information you need so you can understand what your budget comfort zone is, and celebrate your pre-qualification status with you!  Don't have a lender in mind?  No problem.  The Mitten Group has a list of trusted local lending professionals just waiting for a phone call.  Not sure what you could qualify for?  There are lots of lending programs out there for people of all incomes, credit scores and backgrounds.  Let us show you what the options are!




Need a spot with tons of privacy?  Maybe you have been dreaming of a kitchen with granite countertops and a large island?  Perhaps a cozy little condo downtown is more your speed?  Whatever it is, we are confident that the perfect home is out there.  The Mitten Group will sit with you and put together your list of must-haves for your new property, and then work to generate a collection of properties that fit your needs.  If the market doesn't currently bear something that is your perfect match, not to worry.  We can set you up with a custom notification so that you will receive an Email the moment a property that fits your criteria becomes available.



Aggressive Negotiation

So you found the perfect spot?  Excellent!  Every member of The Mitten Group is a skilled and confident negotiator, ready to use all of the tools at our disposal to get your new home for the best price.  Understanding exactly what the market supports as far as price and terms is a cornerstone of The Mitten Group process, and on your behalf, we will make sure that the seller of your new home is aware of the data that supports our offer.  Our comprehensive analysis of the market regularly yields us a lower than average list-to-sale ratio for our buyers.  



Unwavering Support

Once a home is officially under contract, the work has just begun.  Between the moment you agree on a price and the moment keys are turned over, there are things like financing approvals, home inspections, appraisals, taxes and utilities, the list goes on and on.  This can seem like an overwhelming process to some, but not to clients of The Mitten Group.  Our step-by-step guide for home buying gives our clients a roadmap for what to expect along the way.  Our vast experience, having facilitated countless transactions, gives us the ability to comfort when things get stressful, reassure when things get frustrating, and best of all, congratulate when things get finished.