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Hamilton Realtor Groups Agents are proud members of the following organizations.

  • National Association of Realtors
  • Illinois Association of Realtors
  • National REO Broker's Association
  • Realtor Association of NW Chicago-land
  • Multiple Listing Service of Northern IL
  • IAR Homepower Mortgage Assistance
  • At Home with Diversity Certification
  • Affordable Housing Corp. Lake County 
  • Short Sale Foreclosure Resource
  • At Home With Diversity
  • RPAC

As you see Hamilton Realtor Group is more then qualified to handle every need!

Buying Services for Grayslake Home Buyers

Congratulations!  You have decided to purchase a home, or are thinking about buying one.  You'll be joining the ranks of hundreds of families who realize that home ownership offers a number of benefits including building equity, saving for the future, and creating an environment for your family.  When you own your own home, your hard-earned dollars contribute to your mortgage. The equity you earn is yours.  Over time, your home will increase in value.

In the following reports, you'll find the information you need to make a wise buying decision.  We'll take you through the planning process step-by-step , to help you determine which home is right for you.  You'll find a host of informative articles on mortgages, viewing homes, the offer, closing details and moving.

Please contact me if you have any questions about buying a home in Grayslake or elsewhere in Illinois.

Below, select desired reports and complete the form provided.

Buying Your First Home
Many renters are starting to think about purchasing a home of their own. This article highlights several factors that should be considered when purchasing a home.
The Right Home at the Right Price
This article helps you become a savvy buyer, by pointing out some of the pitfalls inherent in the home-buying process.
Avoid Common Buyer Errors
Some buyers, however, caught up in the excitement of buying a new home tend to overlook some items. When you have a systematic plan before you shop, you’ll be sure to avoid these costly errors. Here are some tips on making the most of your home purchase.
But Do You Need It
Buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming, and complex process. There are a few things that you can do to help make the process go as smooth as possible.
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The Closing Process

The Closing Process

Once you have found the home you want to buy, there are several additional steps you need to take to close the sale after the purchase and sale agreements have been signed.
Step 1-Contingency removal: The most common contingencies are inspection, financing and the sale of your current home. These conditions must be removed or waived in writing before the sale on your new home can close.
Step 2-Appraisal and title report: Your lender requires a formal appraisal to confirm the value of the home you’re buying, to use as collateral to secure the loan. The title report ensures that the seller has clear title to the property and has the right to transfer ownership to you.
Step 3-Prepare closing documents: Escrow service companies or real estate attorneys prepare documents that confirm the transaction, prorate funds, etc.
Step 4-Signing of closing documents: Although both parties may have signed closing documents and deposited funds, the sale actually closes when the deed is recorded and the proceeds are available to the seller.
Step 5-Signed documents go to the lender for final review.
Step 6-The deed is recorded and funds disbursed.
Step 7-The seller receives the proceeds and the moving van arrives.
Step 8-You get the keys to your new home!
There are many opportunities for surprises or delays in a transaction. Part of my expertise is in troubleshooting problems that arise in the closing process, including anticipating and preparing for potential problems before they arise.
Please email or call me any time if you have questions or would like more information about the closing process.
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