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SECRETS for Florida's Buying Season!
IT'S BUYING SEASON IN FLORIDA!
What You Need to Know...
With the start of the New Year, the home-buying frenzy begins in Florida. With competition between new Florida residents fleeing the cold, and families looking for a new or bigger home, the market is prime for both buyers and sellers.
Financing Comes FIRST… Buying a home is NOT like buying a car. You don’t go shopping for a new home and then worry about how to finance it. It’s the opposite for home shopping. Before you start shopping you need to know how much you can borrow. Get your pre-approval, FIRST! Once you find a home, you want to be ready to quickly submit your offer, which must include your pre-approval.
Your Lender IS Important…A good, local lender can make or break your deal. Many sellers won’t even consider pre-approvals from the large, national banks (Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank, etc.). Not only do their local loan officers (ahem…paper pushers) not understand the loan process and lending guidelines, they won’t be there on the weekend to pick up the phone should something go wrong.
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