Home Buyer Timeline (Dane County Edition)

Buying a new home doesn't happen overnight. If you want to move in to your new home by Summer, here's the timeline you should follow! 

Let's start backwards.

Let's say you want to move in to your new home over Summer and be in by the 4th of July. That means at the latest you want to close by July 1st. 

By the time you finish the inspection and give a little wiggle room in case repairs need to be made before closing, you'll want to give yourself at least 2 1/2 weeks. So inspection would need to be completed by June 12th. 

It can take 7-10 days after an accepted offer for an inspection company to work on your home, so you'll want to have an offer submitted no later than June 2nd. 

If it takes an average of 4 weeks for a homebuyer in Dane County to find a house they want to put an offer on, you'll want to start house hunting by May 5th. 

Before you even start looking at homes, you'll need to have your consultation with your agent (hey there!) and a pre approval letter from your lender. Neither of these things is time consuming, but are very important steps in the process. 

So when should you reach out to your agent and contact a lender? Today would be great! No matter what your timeline is to buy, it is never too early to start the process. 

Posted by Allie Nicholson on
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