Thinking About Buying Your First Home? How to Prepare

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Thinking About Buying Your First Home?

How to Prepare


Buying a home ... 


While the end result ... a home of your own ... is an exciting thing to ponder, it also can be a bit nerve-wracking, can't it?  


All sorts of questions race through your mind once you decide to buy ... 

  • What do I need to do?
  • What do I need to know?
  • Who are the people that can help me?
  • What kind of credit should I have?  Or money saved?
  • How do I get started? 
  • When will I know I'm prepared?
  • More


Don't panic!  


It's important to remember, there is absolutely no need for you to tackle and navigate the home buying process alone.  Experienced reliable help is readily available.  Tips and advice are easily found.  Online and via local professionals. 


So relax and take a deep breath.  Try to enjoy your upcoming home buying journey.


How do you accomplish that?   What do you need to do?


Planning and preparation are key.  As a Loan Officer, I understand that knowing where and how to start your planning and preparation can be scary and confusing.  So with that in mind, I decided to create the short video found below.  


My video will walk you through some elementary and simple measures that will help you plan and prepare yourself successfully for mortgage financing and home buying.  When taken, these measures will result in an easier, more fluid, and most importantly ... successful financing experience. 


Plus, don't overlook another huge benefit ... the measures will help you enjoy your financing and home buying process more too ...


Take a look ...




I hope you enjoyed and benefited from viewing this video. 


Remember, should you have questions ... reach out.  In Chicagoland - IL - WI, I would love to hear from you, answer your questions, and assist you in your home buying journey.


In other locations across the U.S, I can provide you a referral ... or don't hesitate to contact your own local professionals. Answers and help are truly only a call or click away and professionals are ready and able to be of assistance. 



* When in need of Mortgage info or service when buying, refinancing, or investing in a home in New Lenox - or elsewhere in Chicagoland - IL & WI, contact me
I'll be happy to put my 40+ years of mortgage experience and expertise hard to work on your behalf.
I'm easily found at:

Gene Mundt
Mortgage Originator - NMLS #216987 - IL Lic. #031.0006220 - WI Licensed

American Portfolio Mortgage Corp.
NMLS #175656
Direct: 815.524.2280
Cell/Text: 708.921.6331
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi - this is good information and people are very fortunate to work with you.

May 02, 2019 11:01 AM #1
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Hi Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi you make it seem seamless and stress free. Buyers must love you!!

May 02, 2019 01:36 PM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Gene... great post and I loved the little video! 

May 02, 2019 02:47 PM #3
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Great job, Gene. Simple and to the point. I am so motivated to do a video now.

May 02, 2019 03:07 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Gene- well done and appropriate for Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD group!!! 

May 02, 2019 06:44 PM #5
Fort Home Buyers

great blog , nice to have this kind of things also , check out

May 02, 2019 10:50 PM #6
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

If someone is serious about being ready to purchase a home, and they follow your tips, they can do it!

May 03, 2019 02:37 AM #7
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for Sharing! its vert reassuring!

It's important to remember, there is absolutely no need for you to tackle and navigate the home buying process alone.  Experienced reliable help is readily available.  Tips and advice are easily found.  Online and via local professionals.

May 03, 2019 03:46 AM #8
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Begin by admitting  what you don't know...and listen to the people who do.

May 03, 2019 04:30 AM #9
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi ,

Glad to see this post featured. Your expertise makes the home buying process so easy. Some buyers just don't realize how stressful the process can be and don't understand there is no reason to try and navigate it on your own. 

May 03, 2019 04:43 AM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Gene. I think this is terrific and the video is very specific too.

May 03, 2019 07:38 AM #11
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Gene, I'm going to drop off some buyer measurement sheets for your clients when they come in. It helps them keep track of different houses they look at. 

May 03, 2019 08:15 AM #12
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What a great post and video, Gene. Nice job - it's the perfect amount of information - and well designed to understand it easily.  I also like the 3 P's - plan, prepare, and proceed. D

May 04, 2019 06:27 AM #13
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

We dont see enough of this first time buyer coddling & instruction. Keep this up

May 04, 2019 09:05 AM #14
Andrea.B Ferreira 954-303-8289 CRS
Keyes Co. - Davie, FL
Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County in FL

Great post, thank you for sharing... it is very good to have someone in control of situation... Good job

May 07, 2019 11:15 AM #16
Smortgage Uk
Smortgage - Adak, AK
Simplified your Mortgage process easily

Hello Gene...Buying a home is an important decision in our life, I’ve never bought a home before, so I find this Blog here to be very's an easy & smart way to buy your dream home without any trouble.

May 24, 2019 03:22 AM #17
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