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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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That is the first question I have been hearing a lot lately....
First and foremost, you ask yourself the question? Am I ready to be a homeowner? IF, THE ANSWER IS, "YES". Then, your first steps are as follows:
1.) See a Mortgage Broker or your local Bank or Credit Union. (Keep in mind that Credit Unions typically have tighter guidelines) This way you know if you are approved to start your HOME SEARCH. Also, your loan officer will tell you what price range of homes you will be looking at........
Be ready to give your loan officer
two years tax-returns
two recent pay stubs
two month's bank statements
2.) Decide what area you want to live in. Do you have a special criteria? Such as, how many bedrooms must I have at a minimum? Is there a minimum square footage I must have? Fireplace? Pool? Is lot size important? Walking distance to the beach? (that is my favorite!)
3.) Start looking on the web to narrow down the area (78% of homebuyers are searching the web first) to see what's out there
4.) If schools are important, then check school districts and reports for the area
5.) CHOOSE A REALTOR(R), not just an agent, a REALTOR(R). WHY? Experienced, licensed, guidelines with the state and board, highly recommended and we take an oath to be ethical in all real estate transactions. If, you want to be sure you have a licensed REALTOR(R) in the state of California go to: www.dre.ca.gov and go to License Look-up. You can see if that particular REALTOR(R) is licensed, been suspended or when he/she has been licensed. If, you are in another state, just google department of real estate (type your state).
GOOD LUCK! If, you are looking for a REALTOR(R) in Southern CA, highly recommended and a Ceriftied Residential Specialist, amongst many other certified designations, call Lauren Selinsky 949-310-4960 direct or text. I look forward in working with you.
MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PRODUCER, SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY SPECIALISTS, PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS IN SOUTHERN CA INCLUDING THE CITIES OF: ALISO VIEJO, BEVERLY HILLS, CORONA DEL MAR, CAPO BEACH, COSTA MESA, DANA POINT, IRVINE,LAGUNA BEACH, LAGUNA HILLS, LAGUNA NIGUEL, LAGUNA WOODS,LOS ANGELES, MALIBU, MISSION VIEJO, MONARCH BEACH, NEWPORT COAST, NEWPORT BEACH, SAN CLEMENTE AND SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, SANTA ANA, SHERMAN OAKS, AND WOODLAND HILLS. LUXURY HOMES & OCEAN VIEWS FROM MALIBU TO LA JOLLA... BI-LINGUAL IN SPANISH *** A LEADER IN MY COMMUNITY AND A CONTINUED VOLUNTEER IN YOUTH SPORTS IN ALISO VIEJO, LAGUNA NIGUEL, MISSION VIEJO AND DANA POINT SINCE 1994.
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.