Buying A Townhome in White Bear Lake

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Real Estate Agent with IBR Realty

Are you wondering about how to buy a townhome in White Bear Lake? The answers to how to buy a townhome can be confusing for many home buyers, especially for the MN first time home buyer. Since the process can be a bit complicated I would like to share with you some tips of how to accomplish your goal.

How To Buy A Townhome in White Bear Lake

Most Minnesota home buyers start their search for the perfect home on the internet. There are many places to do this but a good location for you to start is to use the MLS search engine on my website. There are thousands of real estate sites out there but you will soon find that many of the sites lack important details you will need when finding and pricing a home. For example, the large national websites do not show the property taxes for each Minnesota real estate listing which is a crucial factor when determining what your monthly payments will be.

Search for a Townhome in White Bear Lake on my website

When you start for your search for townhomes in White Bear Lake on my website you will find all of the available listings from all of the real estate companies in the area. Because I am a member of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), my property website will offer you complete details from every company. One of the other things I can do is to set up an advanced search for you so that I can email listings in your price range as they come available.

Get Preapproved To Buy A Townhome in White Bear Lake

How will you know what kind of price range you should be looking for? In order to know what kind of monthly payments you will get for a townhome in White Bear Lake you will have to get prequalified for a home loan. Getting through the preapproval process is the critical first step for how to purchase a townhome in White Bear Lake Since there is no cost or obligation when you get prequalified by one of our local MN mortgage lenders, you should do this right away so that you can clear any roadblocks there might be in the process of getting a home loan.

Let's go look at homes!

After you have been preapproved I will take you out to look for townhomes in your price range. I recommend that we look through at least 10 or 15 of these before you buy one. By doing a thorough search you will know homes that are a excellent value for you to buy. When a townhomes comes available meeting your needs you will want to be ready to make your offer since properties at a good value sell fast.

After the purchase agreement, and before closing

Once you have made your offer it usually takes about 30 or longer before you go to your loan closing to finalize the purchase of your home. During this time your lender will collect all of the necessary documentation they require from you to complete your loan commitment. They will also order an appraisal on your home to make sure the price of the home you are buying is in line. They will also order a title policy to make sure you will get clean title to the home upon purchase.

Closing on your townhome

After you receive your complete loan approval from your lender you will ready for closing. At the loan closing everyone gets together to sign documentation, exchange funds, and to exchange keys, garage door openers, etc. After you have gone through closing on your home you are ready to move in!

White Bear Lake Community Info

Home to one of the larger lakes in the Twin Cities area, White Bear Lake is a popular place to live for home owners in the Twin Cities area who want lakefront property. With a residential population of about 23,000, White Bear Lake is a popular bedroom community of St. Paul. With all the benefits of a small town feel, residents here benefit from all of the employment and entertainment opportunities that the Twin Cities area has to offer. White Bear Lake offers 24 public parks including ballfields, walking trails and playgrounds. If you are looking to buy a home in the Twin Cities market, let's be sure to add White Bear Lake to our listing search!

Are you ready to start the process of looking for homes? Just send me a quick email as I am looking forward to helping you find your dream home!

Casey Anderson
Sales Executive, Licensed Realtor in Minnesota
IBR Realty
caseyanderson@ibrrealty.com
Cell 651-245-1820
Woodbury, MN 55125
With a focus on Woodbury real estate and surrounding communities.

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