Ready To Buy A home in Little Canada?

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Real Estate Agent with IBR Realty

Are you wondering about how to buy a home in Little Canada? Learning how to buy a home can be confusing for many buyers, especially MN first time home buyers. As this process can be quite complext I would like to take a moment to share with you some basic tips of how best to accomplish your goal.

How To Buy A home in Little Canada

Most Minnesota home buyers start their search on the internet, of course. There are many places to do this but a good place for you to start is to use the MLS search on my personal website. There are thousands of real estate sites out there but you will soon find that many of them lack some of the important details you need when finding a home. For example, the large national websites do not show the property taxes for each Minnesota real estate listing which is one of the biggest factors your lender will need to determine what your monthly payments will be.

Search for a home in Little Canada on my website

When you search for homes in Little Canada on my website you will find all of the property listings from all of the real estate companies. Because I am part of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), my website gives you complete details from every company. Additionally I can set up a specific search for you so that I can email listings in your price range as they come available.

Get Preapproved To Buy A home in Little Canada

How will you know what kind of price range you should be hunting for? In order for you to know the amount of monthly payments you will get for a home in Little Canada 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 home in Little Canada 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 by a Minnesota mortgage lender I will take you out for showings on homes in your price range. I generally recommend that we look through at least fifteen or more before you make your offer to buy one. By searching extensively you will get educated on homes that are a good value to buy. When a home comes available meeting your needs you should 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. Throughout this time your lender will collect all of your documentation that they need from you to finish your loan approval. They will almost always order an appraisal on the home you are buying to make sure the home is a good value. They will also order a title policy from a title company to make sure you will get clean title to the home upon purchase.

Closing on your home

After you receive your complete loan approval from your lender you will ready for closing. At loan closing, all of the involved parties get together to sign documentation and to give up property keys and welcome you to your new home. Once you’ve closed on your home you are now ready and able to move in!

Little Canada, MN is an inner ring suburb conveniently located just north of downtown St. Paul. With an easy commute of about 15 minutes, residents here benefit from all of the employment and entertainment opportunities of St. Paul. With plenty of affordable housing, MN first time home buyers may benefit from the Ramsey County First Home program. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Vadnais Heights please give me a call.

Do you believe you're ready to start the process of searching for homes? Just give me a call or send me an email and 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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