BUYING

Barbara Magnuson

"Of all the real estate representatives we have dealt with over the years, Barb Magnuson stands out as far away and the best. Not only is she knowledgeable and professional, she is also a warm and compassionate person. She did an excellent job of finding and securing the home we wanted. She also excelled at keeping us informed in every step of the process. Barb and her assistant Sue Redkey make an excellent team to meet all of the needs of both buyer and seller."

Why Magnuson Properties?

A real estate purchase is one of the largest investments you can make and working with an experienced Realtor® can make all the difference in assuring a successful and enjoyable experience.

Professionalism

We are real estate professionals that you can trust to represent your best interests in all areas of residential, vacant land, investment, commercial and construction transactions. We are committed to helping you through the complete real estate process with excellence, integrity, and hands-on service.

Experience

Barbara Magnuson brings over 30 years’ experience working with buyers of residential homes, investment and commercial property, vacant land and new construction, and has a proven track record of negotiating sales to achieve results that exceed our clients’ expectations.

Knowledge

Nobody knows the South Sound market better than we do.

Relationships

With our well-established relationships throughout the industry – including with lenders, home inspectors and title and escrow professionals – we are ready to assist you with a seamless purchasing process. If you are looking at vacant land, we can recommend surveyors, contractors and the appropriate County resources to facilitate your feasibility study.

Service

Whether you are a first-time home-buyer, a family looking to up-size, a retired couple needing to downsize, a family relocating with the military, or a seasoned investor, we will focus on your unique situation and requirements, supporting you with world class customer service.

What are our clients saying?

"If you're looking for the best professional to represent you in the purchase or sale of your home look no further than Barb. She did an OUTSTANDING job representing us in our recent home purchase. Without question, we will recommend Barb to all we know who need professional help with their real estate needs."

Brose
– Gig Harbor

"During complication of my purchasing house, she was most helpful person all the time, if you are looking rea estate Agent in Lacey,Olympia, any close to that are, you better call her now!!!"

Nam - Lacey

"Barb was very professional and helpful both in finding a home and selling our home. It all came together nicely. She took the time to show us many homes on short notice."

Nayer -  Olalla

"From the start, we sent Barb our list of things we wanted in a house, where we were looking and our budget. She took that information to find homes with exactly what we were looking for. While searching, she was very open and honest when she saw things that she felt were a problem or if she felt it wasn’t a good fit for us. She was very responsive to any questions or concerns we had through the whole process. When we made a final selection, she even gave us recommendations on what to do with the house to make it more sustainable! She truly cares about her clients and not just about selling houses to make money. I would recommend Barb to anyone looking to buy a home!"

Waycaster - Puyallup

"Barb handles all the routine/expected jobs and issues expertly and diplomatically. This alone would make her an awesome real estate agent. However, Barb goes above and beyond what you would expect by being super proactive in finding and offering solutions and options. She really listened to what I wanted and found me information and provided her expert opinion on a variety of options. If it weren't for Barb I would not have made the choices I've made (that I'm VERY happy about!). Thank you Barb!!"

Soule - Tacoma

The buying process

Maybe you’ve already decided to begin looking at homes for sale: as your real estate professionals, we will assist you not only in finding the perfect property but also in guiding you through all the steps that come next.

STEPS TO CLOSING

steps-to-closing

Financing

Finding out just how much you can afford and getting pre-qualified for a loan

Shopping

Looking at listings that meet your needs and your budget. Be thinking about not only how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need, but also about the kind of neighborhood you want, how close you want to be to your job, schools or community services, and how your lifestyle will affect your choices and location.

Writing an Offer

Putting together the components of a successful offer.

Inspection

Making sure you know the condition of the home you are buying and negotiating with the seller if repairs are needed.

Escrow

The closing company’s process of pulling all the pieces together for an on-time closing.

Closing

The final steps before taking legal ownership of your new home.

How much can you afford?

Before you start looking for a home, it’s a good idea to find a target price range that you can afford and get preapproved for a mortgage. This will help us narrow your home search to a price range that’s comfortable for you, and being preapproved also makes for a stronger offer in the eyes of sellers.

In order to plan properly, you need to understand what lenders are looking for from a borrower. There are three factors that help determine if you qualify for home financing:

Your Income

Most loan programs require you to verify all of your income sources. Your mortgage consultant will let you know what documentation is needed. Typically, you will need to provide pay stubs and your W-2, and if you are self-employed, you may need to provide copies of your tax returns.

Your Assets

An asset is anything your own with economic value, such as investments or vehicles.

Your Credit History

All lenders review a borrower’s credit history to determine the type of credit used, the amount owed and the borrower’s history of repaying debt.

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