When buying a new home, there are a lot of moving parts to consider. While looking ahead to a new home is very exciting, carefully consider the time you will need to get it all done. Think about the sale of your current home (if applicable), as well as the time needed to get a home inspection and to get approved for mortgage financing. Keep in mind that it takes time for a financial institution to send mortgage instructions to your real estate lawyer after approving you, for your lawyer to be able to prepare documents for your review and to have you in to sign them. If you are separating, you will need time to ensure that you get a separation agreement in place before you are approved for financing. Finally, consider things like the timing of the closing day: is it on a weekend or a statutory holiday? If so, time may feel more compressed.  Being proactive in thinking about these things will make a busy and exciting time go much more smoothly. If you’d like more tips, please contact us. We’re happy to help!