Things To Do Before You Start Home Shopping

Posted onJanuary 05/2016By

You’ve saved for a down payment, and now you’re so close to owning your first home. While exciting, home shopping can also be overwhelming. Buying a home is probably one of, if not the, biggest financial transaction you’ll ever make. Follow these tips to reduce the stress of home shopping! Talk to a Mortgage Lender Many first-time buyers want to jump right into shopping and talk to a real estate agent. However, it’s important before you start shopping to see what kind of mortgage you qualify for. By getting pre-approved for a mortgage, you can save your time, and the real estate agent’s time by only looking at houses you can actually buy. In fact, most real estate agents require that you get pre-approved before you start shopping. It’s also important not to buy a house you can’t afford. Your mortgage lender may tell you the maximum price you qualify…

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