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Do you need a doctor's advice for purchasing a home? Well, probably not. But if you are considering purchasing a home, you DO need the advice of a professional lender. As David Burrows says, NOT KNOWING IS NOT BETTER! Find out where you stand financially BEFORE you even think of going shopping for a home.
I have a friend who is a doctor. We were sitting having lunch a while back and I was sharing about another friend of mine who has something going on physically. My doctor friend, after I paused for a moment, spoke up and said these words that I will never forget: "David, when it comes to physical concerns, NOT KNOWING IS NOT BETTER". I knew exactly what my friend the doctor was saying. "We can guess, we can speculate, but the fact is, until your friend has a true diagnosis, until he/she knows what they are up against, we are only guessing and nothing can truly be properly treated!"
Why this story? I mean, after all, I'm a Real Estate Agent who seldom becomes involved with individuals in reference to health concerns.
The reason for the story is this: I am constantly running into prospective home buyers within Real Estate who want to purchase a house but they haven't come to grips with one specific absolute that MUST be dealt with. They stop by and sign up at my website to search for a home. They talk with me sometimes and endeavor to persuade me to take them out looking for a house! But when the subject of their CREDIT and MORTGAGE APPROVAL comes up, I hear things like, "I believe everything is fine David, let's just go house shopping first and then I will pursue the Mortgage!" Then comes the disappointment when house hunters who procrastinated find out they can't qualify for a Mortgage and there are things to work on which of course means there is a delay they hadn't counted on! The disappointment mentioned a moment ago is huge. All the while, this has happened because they didn't want to deal with the facts! You see, in Real Estate, like when tacking health concerns,NOT KNOWING IS NOT BETTER!
When you as a home buyer know up front where you stand financially, you can then begin to fix what is wrong, if something indeed needs to be fixed. Additionally, you will be able to find a house in your price range and when that house is found - You will be able to write a sound offer in an effort to purchase it!
The fact is, most of us, unless we are paying cash, will need a Mortgage and Mortgage Approval! Why not deal with it up front so that the path is clear for your next home purchase.
Author Bio: Barbara Altieri, CT REALTOR®, helps Fairfield and New Haven County buyers and sellers successfully navigate through a real estate transaction. A proven sales and marketing professional, Barbara provides exceptional customer service and market knowledge. Call 203-520-6930 to discuss your needs and housing dreams.
All data and information provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. Barbara Altieri makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, correctness, suitability or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.