First steps to buying a home

Dated: 01/16/2013

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When Buying a home for the first time, its important to know where to start.  The first thing you should do is find a realtor you can trust.  You want to make sure that you chose someone who will stick with you throughout the entire process from beginning to end.  Its good to deal with a Realtor who will be willing to explain the home buying process to you from beginning to end to set your expectations.   Your realtor may be able to refer you to a few mortgage companies to get your preapproval process going.  Please understand as a consumer you have the right to chose your own lender and shop around for the best deal.  Once you have your preapproval letter, you are ready to start looking at homes with your realtor.  Having the preapproval before you start looking gives you buying and negotiating power.  This letter lets the seller know that you are a serious buyer and have already begun the process to purchase a home.  Some of the costs you need to expect when buying a home are your earnest money deposit, home inspection fee and possibly a down payment depending on what type of loan you get.  There are some first time home buyer loans that do not require a down payment.  If you are in the market to purchase a home and would like more information on how to get started, please feel free to contact me at 757-478-9836 or email me at [email protected]


Danita Hayes,MBA

Realtor(Blu Skyy Realty)

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Mario Powell

As a licensed real estate agent in Virginia, Mario provides Strategic Marketing and Transaction Management services to his clients that is built on Dedication, Communication, Determination, & Trust.....

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