About Our Home-Buying Process: Index of Posts

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I’m trying to build a coherent series on the home-buying process, so to help me organize here is an index of posts that I’ve already written so far. Those with no links are outlines for future posts. If you think something is missing or want me to cover a specific topic, just leave a comment. Thanks!

Should I Buy A House?
Buying a house isn’t necessarily the best choice for everyone. There are lots of different pros and cons.

Finding a Real Estate Agent

Finding and Choosing A Home
If you do want to buy a house, what do you look for in a home?

Mortgage Basics: Choosing Loan Types
You found a home, so how are you going to pay for it?

Mortgage Practicalities: Choosing A Specific Lender & Interest Rate/Points

Making An Offer, Inspections, Escrow, and Closing

  • Making and reading the offer contract
  • Ordering Inspections, Asking For Concessioins
  • Snags and Delays
  • Signing Day

Housing-Related Humor
Buying a house is a serious and stressful endeavor. Watching these videos is not. 😀

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  1. Great stuff, Jonathan. It looks like you have the making of an eBook here! 🙂

  2. moneyandpf says

    Before moving the mouse over that picture I thought that was your new house. That house looked amazing lol. I’m sure yours is not to shabby either though.

  3. That looks like a dream house, something I would have liked as a kid. But now, I just want a one level sprawling ranch, with like 3000 square feet, 3 1/2 baths. Easy to clean, do laundry and vacuum.

    The giant colonial is gorgeous, but really you’d need a couple of maids to help out or you’d spend your life cleaning. No Thanks! I’m tired just looking at it!

  4. fractal brothers says

    I don’t think a couple maids would be a problem financially if you can afford a house like that…

  5. I would be interested in seeing something on PMI. I have having a hard time getting my lender to take it off even though I qualify. Plus, I was totally clueless about PMI when took out my loan. The learning process has cost me hundreds of dollars. I’m sure lots of people could benefit from some PMI 101.

  6. May I ask where your house is located? Is it in California?

  7. Ha, I just like that picture because it’s so enormous and over-the-top. The actual house we bought is pretty ugly from the outside in my opinion. (No huge columns I’m afraid!) It’s not that great from the inside either right now, but we’ll have to fix that ourselves.

  8. Know The Ledge says

    This is really great. A nice compilation of information for buying a house. This would have really helped when I bought mine. I had to search through multiple sources online to dig up the information I was looking for.

  9. hehe, i am wondering, if Jonathan post a picture of white house on the top of the blog, will there be score of readers asking him “wow, you bought white house?!”

  10. LOL you gotta love those videos! But I knew that wasn’t your house 🙂

  11. Wow, what a great amount of information! Because I’m lazy, I don’t want to follow every link to find out, but out of curiosity, where did you park your downpayment money? I’m currently saving for a house and am keeping the downpayment cash in a highish interest savings account. What was your experience with downpayment building?

    Thanks! Love the blog!

  12. Need a bullet for Home Insurance. Who did you go with and why?

  13. I noticed that nothing has been posted on Inspections yet. However, I was wondering if different things need to be considered when getting an inspection on a newly constructed property versus any other property. I have heard that a town or city will need to inspect newly constructed properties prior to issuing approval to sell. If this is the case, are there other reasons to get a newly constructed property inspected prior to purchasing?

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