Real Estate Agent Craig Summers Explains The Steps To Buying A Home
Buying a home can be an exciting experience as long as you go about it the right way. There is a lot to take into consideration and many things that are going to be required of you. But if you do some homework and take the right steps, in the right order, it can be very rewarding.
The first step in buying a home is to talk to a lender. This can be the bank that you currently use or someone else. Many people first go online to look for a lender. While you can find any number of institutions to help you this is not always the best option. It is better to choose someone locally for several reasons. First, they will be much easier to get in touch with and, if need be, you can actually drive to their location. Second, a local representative will be more knowledgeable with the GA guidelines concerning loans. Online bankers have to be able to cover any state and may not be as informed.
After getting an idea of what you are looking for, your lender will determine how much home you should buy based on your income and your debt. There are many things to take into consideration so this step should not be taken lightly. Some people try to purchase a home above the price range suggested by their lender. You can always stay under the limit, but you should never go over. The guidelines are put in place for specific reasons and by not following them you risk being denied a loan.
Once you have a firm price range next you can talk to a realtor. Since they will be working as your buyer’s agent they are paid out of the seller’s proceeds. This means that it will not cost you anything to employ their services. This is something that you should take advantage of. They will have extensive knowledge of the process and also belong to the major listing services in your area.
Once you find a home and get it under contract your lender will take over to finish the deal. They may also need additional paperwork from you. And soon you will be walking out of the closing with the keys to your new dream home.
To make the process of moving a lot smoother, contact Craig Summers with Atlanta Northwest Realty’s Paulding & Polk Team at 404 374 1620.
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