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Buying a home can seem overwhelming at first; however, there are many steps that should take place prior to looking for a home that will make the process much smoother.
First Things First:
1. Get a credit check
2. Get pre-qualified for a loan
These two elements are crucial prior to looking for a home. By checking your credit early on, you ensure time to correct any errors that may be found in your credit report. Getting Pre-qualified for a loan ensures you are aware of your allowed mortgage and budget when looking for homes. Pre-qualified buyers also bring a stronger case when a contract is being considered by a seller.
Please see our preferred lenders page if you need assistance with pre-qualifying for a loan or helping with any financial questions.
On to the next step:
1. Find a qualified, knowledgable real estate agent to help guide you through the home buying process to ensure you get a fair deal on the home of your dreams.
If you are deciding between buying and renting…read this!
When you purchase a home you begin to build equity, which means your money is in an asset that is working for you. When renting a home, the monthly rent amount is simply helping someone else grow their equity. Owning a home keeps your money in your possession and helps lead to greater financial success and independence.