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FROM THE SEARCH...

TO THE SETTLEMENT

“Outstanding experience with Chris & Claude Co. as they worked tirelessly to help us sell our home. We were selling in the middle of a unique market, and despite the downturn, they helped us get what we wanted and made the entire process feel seamless.”

WE ARE

CHRIS & CLAUDE

We are experts in home buying, selling and renovation. If you’re looking for a real estate agent that knows the market, understands the bones of a house, and cares deeply about cultivating community, you’ve come to the right place!

We serve Lancaster, Chester and Berks counties. Whether you hire us or simply have questions about buying or selling, we want to get to know you. Get a free consult here!

Do yourself a favor by skipping all of the other realtors and instead, work directly with Chris and his team. Five years ago we purchased a HUD home in Lancaster City. Chris helped us put together the winning bid and guided us through the entire process.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Huge sites like Zillow and Realtor.com make some feel that they can find or sell their home on their own. But think about it, if you were in court with a potential judgment hanging over your head of several hundred thousand dollars you probably wouldn’t try to represent yourself. 

A good real estate agent is an expert guide who can protect you from costly mistakes, represent your interests and be on your team. And that’s what we do.

We know buying and selling properties like the back of our hand. If you do too, no need to hire a real estate agent. But if you don’t, do yourself a favor and get in touch!

Your debt-to-income (DTI) ratio measures the percentage of your monthly income that goes to debt payments (in this case, to paying off your house.) A DTI of 43% is typically the highest ratio that a borrower can have and still get qualified for a mortgage, but lenders usually look for ratios of no more than 36%.

Purchasing a home is all about budgeting and working out what fits your specific circumstances- and seeking advice from experts and people you trust. 

In our opinion? Send us a message. 🙂 Tell us about your needs and trust us to guide you through the whole process.

Not ready to hire a real estate agent? Then technically the first step would be to get pre-approved for a mortgage. This is because you need to know how much money you can borrow. The loan estimate will also show you how much money is required for the down payment and closing costs.

Finding a home can take anywhere from three weeks to six months. Once a home is selected and the offer is accepted, the average time between signing the contract and closing (also called the escrow period) is 45-60 days. But this period can be as little as two weeks if you are a cash buyer. 

In most cases the seller (not the buyer) pays the commission to both the buyer’s and the seller’s agents, however this is negotiable and is not always the case. So it’s always good to clarify what is expected in your given situation.

Chris and his entire team did a fantastic job guiding and helping through the purchase of a new property. Their communication, attention to detail and support were top notch and we are so grateful to have professionals like them investing back into the communities around them.

THE PROCESS

STEP ONE

CONTACT US

Let us know your budget, desired property features and ideal location. We’ll create an auto search and send over potential listings.

STEP TWO

GET FINANCING

Secure funding (cash, loan or mortgage) and send us your pre-approval. We’ll be here to answer any questions along the way.

STEP THREE

TOUR PROPERTIES

Schedule showings for the listings that have caught your eye. Lance and I will provide property information and helpful tips from our wealth of renovation/real estate experience.

STEP FOUR

WRITE AN OFFER

Once you’ve found the right home, determine an offer amount. We will write, submit and negotiate your offer. We’ll coordinate the appraisal, home inspections, etc.

STEP FIVE

SETTLEMENT

Finally, attend the final walkthrough, bring funds and get the keys! 

GET STARTED

FREE CONSULT

Fill out this form for a free consult. We’ll discuss your options, our insights on the current market and any and all questions you have. We would be honored to serve you!

Don’t feel like filling out a form? Just give us a call instead- 717-201-0838