I have simple rules that I follow as a Real Estate Agent when working with clients who want to purchase a home. The first one, right at the top of my list is this: Everyone, without exception, MUST be pre-approved for a mortgage (unless they are cash buyers) before I will show them even one house in the Fairfax Real Estate market or anywhere in Northern Virginia! Why? When you are pre-approved, you then know how much house you can afford and it also informs the seller that you are a serious buyer. Furthermore, once you have your pre-approval, I will then take you to any house that you want to see; up to the amount the lender has pre-approved you for. It is that simple!
There is a problem though and that is, many people do not understand the mortgage process and as a result are not adequately prepared to go house hunting. Here is a test you can take to find out what you may know or need to learn about securing a mortgage. Basic Mortgage and Loan Quiz - Think you have a grasp of what it takes to get a mortgage or other loan? This quick five-question quiz will let you know.
David L. Burrows, Realtor®
Envirian of Warrenton
Warrenton, Virginia 20186
Phone: 703.391.9200 x9119
A Burrows' Thought For The Moment: Before making a phone call to secure a loan for a new house, check your Credit Score Online so that you will have NO surprises.
Interested in Some Great Reading on selling your home? Take a look at these reports on my website: BurrowsProperties.Com Seller Reports
Seller Guidance: I would encourage you to employ a Realtor®® to help you sell your home. When your agent or another agent is showing your house, go away and let them do your work for you. I also urge you to utilize my FREE SELLERS TOOLKIT before selling your house.
Buyer Guidance: I would encourage you to really check out anything and everything you are told by a well meaning seller. Employ the services of a Buyer's Agent to help you discern what you read and listen to about the area you are thinking of calling home. I would also urge you to get my FREE BUYERS TOOLKIT before heading out on the journey to find your new house.
Try this powerful link to help you find your next home: Fairfax Homes For Sale
The search engine on my site will allow you to find a house by Mapping, County, Subdivision, Zip Code, Address or City. I encourage you to try the Fairfax MLS and in fact, search the entire Northern VA Real Estate area.
Northern Virginia Information - Here you will find answers to your questions about schools, auto registration, taxes, things to do this weekend, popular destinations. It only takes a moment to look and it is free with no registration required!
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