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Are you looking to buy a home in Cooper City or the surrounding areas including Davie, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Weston, or Southwest Ranches? The first thing you will notice on our website is that there is no home search option.  We prefer to provide you with a more personal customer service oriented experience.  We work one-on-one with you and give you access to your own personal search portal were you can view the properties that specifically match your search criteria and sort them by favorite, possible, or discard unwanted properties.  As well as make notes for each property to make it easier to remember your thoughts for each one. Your personal search portal is tied directly to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service – where all homes for sale are listed) where you will get the most accurate up to the minute information available anywhere on all currently active listings.

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– HOME BUYER’S GUIDE –
Everything You Need To Know About Buying A Home

Buying a home can be a daunting task. This guide specifically details the home buying process with strategies, details and advice to help the process go as quickly and smoothly as possible.

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Working with Cooper City Realty will be a very different experience than working with other agents.  Our enhanced one-on-one approach, our commitment to helping every family find the perfect home, and our support during the buying process from start to finish will provide you with a sense of calmness and control rarely experienced during the home buying process.

Cooper City Realty specializes in residential real estate in Cooper City and the surrounding areas including Davie, Plantation, Southwest Ranches, Weston, and Pembroke Pines.  If you are looking to buy a home in this area and want Cooper City Realty to help find the perfect home for you and your family there are several ways to get started.

  • Fill out the form below
  • Call or text Monico Aguiar at 954-818-3602

Our service is completely free to all buyers.  Once we discuss your wants and needs we will set you up with your own personal search portal and begin to send you properties to review.  You will only be sent properties that exactly match what you are looking for in a home so you won’t waste time looking at properties that don’t have what you want or need.  We can begin showing you homes as soon as you indentify the ones you want to see.

If you want to learn more about the communities available within Cooper City please visit our Cooper City Communities page.

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Home Buyer’s Frequently Asked Questions

Before you begin the process of searching for a home, the very first thing you need to do is get the financing in order.  Meet with a Bank or Mortgage Broker and get a verified Pre-Approval.  You will need to be pre-approved before submitting an offer on a home anyway, so might as well get it done before starting the search.  That way you have it in hand when you find the right home and are ready to submit your offer.  You also might have an idea of how much you can spend on a home, but without a pre-approval you really don’t know for sure.  You may qualify for a higher amount or maybe a lower amount.  You don’t want to waste your time looking at homes you will not be able to qualify for. 

If you don’t know where to get pre-approved give us a call or drop us an email and we will help you get the pre-approval process started.

Some of the costs to a buyer associated with closing on the sale of a home include:

  • Home Inspections
  • Property Appraisal
  • Survey
  • Attorney fees if using an attorney
  • Lender Title Insurance
  • Documentary Stamp and Intangible Taxes on the Mortgage
  • Loan Application Fee
  • Closing / Settlement Fee
  • Recording Fees
The real estate agent you are working with should help you with that.  Here at Cooper City Realty we provide our clients with comparable sales and an estimate of what the home should sell for. 
No.  The real estate agent that helps you find a home is paid by the seller.  The seller pays the listing agent a commission and that is split between the listing agent and the buyer’s agent. You should never have to pay your agent any fee for helping you find and buy a home. Cooper City Realty does not charge our buyer clients any fees for our services. 
There are many factors to consider when placing an offer on a home. 

  • How long it’s been listed
  • The condition of the home
  • Upgrades
  • Amount of interest from other buyers
  • Time of the year

These factors and more can influence the offer price.  Again, your real estate agent should give you some guidance on what price and terms to offer to have the best chance of getting the offer accepted.

An offer is made by completing a contract with all the desired terms stated and submitting it to the listing agent.  Your real estate agent will guide you through this process and will directly communicate with the listing agent.  It is best to use a current version of a standard Florida contract form which has been approved by the Florida Realtor Association and the Florida BAR.   
Hopefully it’s accepted.  Once an offer is submitted you basically have to wait until the seller responds with either an acceptance, a rejection, or a counter offer.  If there are multiple offers on the same house the seller may ask for a “best and highest”.  Basically that mean they want you to resubmit your offer with your highest price you are willing to pay. 
If the offer is accepted you first jump up and down with joy!  Then it’s time to begin doing everything that’s required of you to do as stated in the contact.  Some of the standard buyer requirements are:

  • Submit your deposit into escrow
  • Apply for a mortgage
  • Have the house inspected
  • The mortgage company will take care of scheduling the appraisal
  • Work with the title company that will be doing the closing

Again, your real estate agent should be walking you through the process.

This is a negotiated term in the contract.  It could be anywhere between 1% to 10% of the contract amount.  Sometimes the seller will require a certain amount of deposit.  We usually try to keep the deposit down to a minimum of 1% to 5% for our clients. 
No.  At least not for “any” reason.  There are standard contingencies found within standard Florida contracts that allow for a buyer to not move ahead with the purchase.  These include inspections, appraisal, title issues, and some others.  If you are under contract to purchase a home and find yourself in a situation where you need to or want to pull out of the contract it would be best for you to discuss it with a Florida real estate attorney.
The answer to this question is – it depends.  If you are paying cash for the purchase then you can close as soon as the title company is ready to provide title insurance, approximately 5 days.  If you are getting a loan it usually takes somewhere between 30 to 60 days for the mortgage company to be ready to close. 
The very first thing to look for in a home are your wants.  Does the home have everything you want.  If you want a pool then don’t settle for a home without one.  If you want walk-in closets, then make sure the home has them.  One of the biggest mistakes buyers make is settling for a home that is missing some of the key components they want and then living to regret it once they move in.  Just remember this, a leaky roof can be fixed easily, but adding a third bathroom can be very costly and time consuming. 

Location is another consideration to make.  You can’t move a house so make sure it’s located where you want it.  Not just the city or area, but things like a cul-de-sac, dead end street, close to work, close to shops, gated or non-gated, school boundary, etc.  

There is no surprise that our answer will be an absolute YES!  But what you should ask yourself is why wouldn’t you use a real estate agent?  It doesn’t cost the buyer anything to use the services of a Realtor to help buy a home.  A Realtor can help you narrow the search to only include homes that are an exact match for what you are looking for in a home.  This will help you avoid wasting time searching outdated online sources for a new home.  Plus, using Cooper City Realty to help you will provide you with a professional who specializes in residential real estate in the Cooper City and surrounding area, in addition to helping you navigate the complex home buying process.   
As stated above in the first question, your mortgage broker will be able to tell you what price range you will be approved for based on your qualifications.  Your very first step should be to meet with a mortgage broker to get pre-approved.  If you don’t know where to go to get pre-approved just contact us and we will point you in the right direction.
Your mortgage broker will be able to give you a very close estimate as to the amount of money you will need to close.  Just keep in mind some of the items that will affect the amount needed to close will include:

  • Down payment
  • Pre-paids (real estate tax, insurance, interest, HOA fee)
  • Prorations (real estate tax, HOA fee)
  • Closing costs
A pre-approval is basically the process of a mortgage broker verifying your income, expenses, cash in hand to close, and credit score.  If you qualify within the parameters of an available type of loan program (i.e. FHA, VA, Conventional, Low Down Payment, First Time Home Buyer, etc.) then you will receive a Pre-Approval Letter that includes the amount you are pre-approved for which you will submit with the offer so the seller knows you have been pre-approved for a loan.
The down payment needed depends on the type of loan you are applying for.  There are different down payment requirements based on the loan type.  Usually it will fall between 3% to 25% of the purchase price.  Your mortgage broker will tell you the down payment required for the loan type you will be applying for.
Absolutely!  The last thing you want is to be surprised with a major problem with the house that can be very expensive to fix after you have bought it.  A professional inspection will provide you with a report detailing all the issues found in the house.  Depending on the contract, you may have the option to walk away from the purchase or negotiate with the seller to either fix some or all the issues or lower the price of the home.  
A general inspection should give you a good idea of the condition of the house.  They will check to make sure everything is operational and up to code.  However, sometimes the inspector will recommend a more in-depth inspection based on their findings.  Some of the more in-depth inspections may include a termite, structural, roof, plumbing, or electrical inspection.   
On the day of closing as soon as all the documents have been signed and the keys are handed to you, you can begin moving in.