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Daniel, explained that he is relocating from Norfolk Virginia to Northern Virginia, and he really needed a home for his family. He explained further that he, his wife, four children and brother-in-law need enough space to live under one roof. Not only that they had three cars between them. So we talked a little bit. I learned they have been looking at homes online ( big homes, expensive homes) They were calling the listing agents and getting frustrated to learn the homes were under contract already or short sales that would mean a long, long wait. In talking with them, I learned they were not pre-approved for a home loan yet.
Folks...that is like going Grocery Shopping, and getting everything up on the conveyer belt and that cashier says that will be $103.00 please, and you realize you don't have your wallet! It is a waste of your time!
TFP ( tip from Peg) Get Pre-Approved for a home loan before you start looking for a home.
Fast forward . Daniel got pre-approved for a no money down home loan with a VA Loan Specialist Markita Aldridge Woods. There were many people he could talk with. He could call his bank, or credit union. However, he chose Markita at WestStar Mortgage here in Lake Ridge Virginia because she writes a local mortgage blog called WoodbridgeVirginiaMortgageNews. After speaking with Markita, he learned he now has a firm track to run on and will not be wasting any more time looking at homes his family could not afford
The very next day, Daniel received his Pre-Approval Letter. He now knew he could afford a single family home up to $300,000. I immediately set his up to start received alerts for any homes that came on the market in his price range.
The wish list for a $300,000 home was big:
Four, preferably five bedrooms
Two living room or family room areas
At least three full baths would be great
A home off the beaten path...someplace where the children could play safely without traffic
Plenty of room for the families three cars
A home in good condition that would pass a VA Appraisal Inspection
A home where the seller would be willing to pay all of the buyers closing costs
A home that would appraise
A home that they could move into quickly
A home where the wife could commute easily to Burke Virginia and the husband could get to the Fort Belvoir Virgina area
If at all possible they wanted a three level home
And in a perfect world they would love a two car garage
Guess What? Lucky for the buyers a home dropped in price from $329,900 to $299,900 and because they had an alert set up we were the first buyers into to see that home and we wrote an offer and "THEY GOT THE HOUSE!"
So in less than five weeks from the time he called he is now Under Contract!
Not only that the seller has agreed to pay his closing costs! Life is good....
Do you need help finding a home? I can help you. Simply go to my website, search for a homes and SAVE your Search!
Are you thinking now might be a good time to sell your home? Simply fill out this form and I will send your own personal market snapshot today.
"I Know Woodbridge Virginia and surrounding the area's!"
" You would want to hire me as your REALTOR®, if you're looking for a high energy, positive, take charge,knowledgeable person that is passionate about helping you get what you want! "
That's me! I'm easy going, and prefer to communicate by email, text and I use the latest technology to not only to stay in touch with you, but to market homes for sale as well and to negotiate.Still not sure I'm the right local professional for you? Check out my LakeRidgeVARealEstateNews blog or head on over to my LakeRidgeVAHomesForSale.comwebsite to learn how I have others just like you sell or buy a home in the local area.
To search for home currently Active Sale right now Start Here
The area's I service in Virginia are Lake Ridge, Woodbridge, Manassas. If you live outside these area's let's talk. If you have found my information helpful and you like what you see, chances are if I cannot help you, I know another REALTOR® who can.
Tip: when reading any blog post, pay close attention to the date post was written as homes sell quickly. Call author for up to date information.
Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News
Local real estate agent Peggy James of Exit Choice Realty blogs about current real estate market conditions, just listed, just sold, and shares tips and information for home buyers and sellers in Lake Ridge Virginia.
Lake Ridge VA Real Estate News- Peggy James a local Realtor® helps home buyers and sellers in the Woodbridge,Lake Ridge, Manassas, Dale City, and Quantico Virginia area's. Ask questions, learn about short sales, foreclosure homes,how to sell your home fast. Find active homes for sale, learn "what's happening" in the local Prince William County Virginia Real Estate market.
Let me know if I can help you with a real estate question call 703-851-3085.
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.