Idaho Real Homes Real Estate Office

350 E Kathleen Ave

ste, 400 Coeur d' Alene, Id
83815

1-208-719-9010

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Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5pm

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Idaho Real Homes Real Estate Office

350 E Kathleen Ave

ste, 400 Coeur d' Alene, Id 83815

1-208-719-9010

Call or text

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5pm

Weekends by appointment
Book your apt Here

How much time should I plan on needing to buy a home?

The quick answer is about 2 weeks if you’re buying with cash and about 45 days if you’re getting a loan.

The long answer is in the details.

The timing though to making that all happen is really quite the dance.  It does take about 45 to 60 days from the day you have an accepted offer on a home until you get your keys if you are financing.

Keys to your new home
45-60 days to have the key to your new home

So if you’re renting and you are trying to figure this backward so that you have enough time to move out of a rental and into your new home without having to either extend your rental or live with family for a short amount of time.   I am going to say give yourself 60 days.  That way you have a week for the lender to have an oops and something to not go as planned and, you have a week to move.

Living with family
Its all in the timing so you don’t have to live with family

You’re also going to want to give yourself a few weeks or more to find a house.  Depending on the price range you’re shopping in it may take longer than that.   Inventory is still low right now so finding one you like may take a little time. 

  So try to give yourself a few weeks at least to find a home.

Your First Mortgage Payment

Just FYI to help you create your budget.  Your first house payment is usually due about 45 days after you close on the house.  So you will have a short reprieve on a payment if you have to overlap the rental and the purchase a little. 

 Read Here on How Much Cash it takes to buy a Home!

If you have anything but perfect credit you may have to add some time for that also.  Never hurts to have a pre-qualification done a few months prior to beginning your process.  Helps you get your price range in mind and gives you peace of mind.  Most Pre- Quals are good for at least 60 days.  So getting that done a month or 2 prior to planning on buying is not going to mess you up.  Actually going to help you a lot.   Read here on what type of loans are available.

Questions about the process?  Please Contact me!  I am here to help make this process as smooth as possible.