Posted by Ben Wills in Home Buying

In today’s digital era, online home buying has transformed into a virtual adventure. Thanks to online real estate platforms, you’re no longer limited to the houses on your block. Imagine having the entire city (or even the world) at your disposal. From cozy townhomes to single family homes to sleek penthouses, it’s all just a click away.

Whether you’re actually planning to relocate or just exploring your options, the convenience of browsing through listings from the comfort of your couch has changed the game.

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3D Home Tours

Buckle up, because we’re about to take a 3D tour of your dream home. Virtual tours have revolutionized the way we explore properties.

Slip on those VR goggles (or just use your laptop), and suddenly you’re strolling through the living room, peeking into the kitchen, and admiring your soon-to-be owner’s bedroom all without leaving home.

Woman sitting with laptop

Another benefit of buying a home online is the transparency and accessibility of information. You get high-resolution photos, interactive floorplans, neighborhood insights, and even the scoop on local attractions.

Want to know if the kitchen has granite countertops? There’s a close-up. Curious about the local schools? Check out the ratings. It’s like having a real estate detective on speed dial.


Virtual Home Tours

Picture this: You’re sipping your morning coffee, scrolling through listings, and you find the one. No need to rearrange your schedule for a midday showing. Just click “schedule viewing,” and voila! You’ve got a virtual appointment.

Buyers can communicate with a local M/I Homes Internet Sales Manager via email or phone and set up an in-person appointment with a New Home Consultant. This eliminates the need for multiple meetings and streamlines the buying process, making it more efficient and convenient for both buyers and sellers.

The best part is that when it’s time to seal the deal, the convenient digital paperwork process begins. Sign here, initial there, and boom—you’re a homeowner.

Track Your New Home’s Journey

In some cases, you’ll even be able to track the construction progress of your new home, receive detailed notifications along the way, and retrieve all your important documents right in the palm of your hand.

Tracking home progress on Journey app

Despite the convenience and advantages of buying a home online, there are also challenges and considerations to keep in mind. To alleviate some of these challenges, be sure to do thorough research, verify the credibility of online listings, and work with one of our trusted new home consultants to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.

Whether you’re a seasoned buyer or a first-timer, your dream home awaits, and it’s just a few clicks away. As technology continues to advance, the future of real estate looks bright with endless possibilities for online home buying.

Happy house hunting!


Ben Wills
Ben Wills


​Ben Wills is the Mortgage Branch Training Officer for M/I Financial, LLC. Ben has been in the mortgage field for over 40 years and has assisted thousands of homeowners in financing new home construction.

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