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Denise Laugesen REALTOR® (650) 465-5742

Cortney Laugesen REALTOR® 650-678-5084

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January 5, 2023

7 Steps to Successful Home Buying this 2023!

Is buying a house on your to-do list this 2023? We love helping our clients turn their dreams of homeownership into a reality!

It’s essential to develop good habits right away, so you’re ready when the right home comes along. Here are seven steps you can take right now to help ensure you don’t hit any roadblocks during your home-buying journey.

Step One

Your Finances

Getting your finances in order is the very first thing you need to do before you can consider buying a home. Start with these tips:

  • Open a “new home savings” account and start making deposits
  • Start paying down your debts and avoid opening any new credit accounts
  • Resolve to pay all of your monthly bills on time
  • Write down your budget and stick to it
  • Check your credit report and make sure it’s accurate

Each of these things takes time. The sooner you start, the better shape you’ll be in when you find your new home.

Step Two

Save for a Rainy Day

Get a better idea of whether you’ll be able to afford the home you want by pretending your bills have already gone up. Set the extra money aside each month to have an emergency fund saved before you buy a home.

Step Three

Set Realistic Expectations for a Successful Home Buy

Shopping for a home will be much more productive (and more fun!) if you have a clear idea of your goals. Make a list of all the features you want in a home and any that you don’t. This will help keep you from wasting time looking at places that aren’t right for you.

While it’s OK to make a “dream home” list, make sure you’re realistic about your “must-haves.” Trying to buy a champagne house on a bottled water budget will only lead to disappointment.

Step Four

Get a Great Agent

Whether you’re a first-time or experienced home buyer, working with a great real estate agent can have a considerable impact on a successful home buy. It’s essential to be picky about who you choose. Ask for recommendations from friends and family, check references, and read reviews before committing to a contract.

Step Five

Give Yourself Plenty of Time

Buying a home is a huge commitment. The last thing you want is to jump into something without thinking it through or feel pressured to buy something that’s not quite right. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you by leaving yourself plenty of time to explore your options.

Homes come on and off the market, so plan to set aside some time every week for home shopping. Visit open houses to have a good idea of what types of homes are currently available on the market.

Step Six

Be Prepared for a Successful Home Buy

The housing market moves fast, and if you’re not ready, you could miss out on your perfect home. Ensure you’re prepared by shopping for a mortgage ahead of time and making sure you’re pre-approved. Organize your tax and financial documents so you’re ready when it’s time to submit your mortgage application.

Step Seven

Be Flexible

While it’s great to have an idea of the type of home you want, don’t be too rigid about it. If you’re willing to have an open mind, you might find that the perfect home wasn’t what you expected. Going with the flow and being flexible is a key components to a successful home buy.


Buying a home can seem like a scary task. With the right resources and guidance, you can and will be successful in buying a home.

By cortney
December 5, 2014

The Laugesen Team December Closed Sales!

1360 Tartan Trail, Hillsborough


5 beds, 3.5 baths

3,490 sq ft

30,720 sq ft lot


1245 Murchison, Millbrae


4 beds, 2.5 baths

2,240 sq ft

18,936 sq ft lot

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1492 Ascension, San Mateo


3 beds, 2 baths

1,480 sq ft

8,700 sq ft lot

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410 Ridge, San Carlos


2 beds, 1 bath



Call us for all your real estate needs…..

The Laugesen Team

#1 Producing Team

Coldwell Banker

Denise: 650-465-5742 Cortney:650-678-5084

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November 19, 2014

1360 Tartain Trail in Hillsborough Sold!!

We’ve done it again!

We are happy to announce another great sale! We helped a family purchase the home of their dreams at 1360 Tartan Trail in Hillsborough. This gorgeous home is sure to provide a loving space for this wonderful local family to grow. We at The Laugesen Team are just so pleased that we could finally make this families dream come true! If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell don’t forget to come to us for all of your real estate needs!

Call us for all your real estate needs…..

The Laugesen Team

#1 Producing Team

Coldwell Banker

Denise: 650-465-5742 Cortney:650-678-5084

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