Don’t assume that your credit is or is not good enough to buy a home. You just might be surprised. It is essential to speak with a loan officer! The pre-approval process is not very complicated and is a necessary step: a seller will rarely consider an offer that is not pre-approved. Also, don’t assume that paying off your credit cards prior to a credit check is a good move. While paying off debt is always a good thing, when you’re trying to get financing, ask the loan officer to advise you of the best steps to take.
A good piece of advice: don’t charge large items on credit while you are trying to get financing, even if you already have received a pre-approval from your loan officer. Every debt accumulated can change your situation.
Once you have received a pre-approval letter from a loan officer to purchase a home, things get really exciting. Now you can start seriously shopping! It’s important that you understand the details of your pre-approval, such as your qualifying dollar amount and what type of loans you will obtain. A knowledgeable real estate agent will guide you to your perfect match.
Finding an agent may seem easy, but finding the RIGHT agent can be difficult. We pride ourselves in knowing the real estate industry as well as the loan process. As a result, we can eliminate challenges before they become a problem. We will direct and advise you of the important steps to be taken –from the very start to the final closing on the home. Buying a home is one of the most important investments you make in life and we will be there to make it a successful one!