Buying a house in Fairfield California , how do you get started?

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Buying a house in Fairfield California , how do you get started?

Not too long ago, a few other real estate professionals and I got together and put on a seminar.

We called it “How to buy a house without going insane. “

It was a very informative event and everyone who attended learned a lot.

The only problem was that not very many people attended.

It occurred to me that I know a lot more about how to help people buy and sell their homes than I know about how to attract people  to a seminar.

So I thought I would video tape myself and make a little seminar on the internet that would be simple and easy to understand.

I broke it into 13 steps. The first one is to get qualified.

I get calls on my listings every day and I start out with two questions:  “Are you working with a Realtor?” And “Have you been qualified by a lender , or are you working with cash?” Maybe that’s three questions, but you get the point.

Sometimes I will be told “We just want o look first and then we will get qualified.”

Well, if you are serious about buying a home, you will want to talk to a lender now and find out what you need to do to buy.

Sometimes people will tell me they were qualified 2 years ago.  I ask them to contact their lender today , because a lot has changed in the past few years and those who were qualified 2 years ago are not necessarily still qualified today. 

Many people think that the banks are not loaning any money.

This is not true.  If you are a first time home buyer and you have been on the job 2 years and have a good credit score, you may be pleasantly surprised to find out that you qualify for a loan with as little as 1 % out of pocket.

So a $200,000 house could end up costing you $2,000 to get into!

Your mortgage payment, minus the interest deduction and  the low down payment could make buying a lot smarter than renting. 

I keep hearing that rents are going up.  I am pretty sure that is true here in Fairfield , so ask me how to buy a house in Fairfield California!

With a fixed rate loan, your payment won’t go up.  So if you can get your landlord to guarantee a fixed rent for the next thirty years,  you might not want to buy, but everyone else, please contact me today and I would love to help you out if you are thinking of buying a home in Fairfield California.

 I would love to assist you in the purchase of a home in Fairfield California .  Feel free to call or e-mail me at any time.

Jim Meyer





If you can't find steps 2 through 13, please let me know, thanks. 



How to buy a house , step 1! from Jim Meyer on Vimeo.

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