This might be an obvious answer, but I'm my clients are also supplementing their home search using Craigslist of all things. I also used to minimize the value of Realtor.com, but I've had some success with that site recently as well. But all this may be for naught once trulia and Zillow merge and become this juggernaut.... more
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1st meet with your lender and request a GFE - good faith estimate. Then meet with your realtor and have them produce a mock closing statement utilizing all criteria you may put into an offer. This can be a daunting task if you are not bringing accurate info. to the agent. The estimate of closing costs can vary depending upon which scenario you use, but a great agent will be able to lead you down the road to success with very accurate numbers and a plan. You appear to be very thorough and this will make buying a home a great experience for both you and your agent. Get accurate answers - you will be able to determine that by the thoroughness of your lender and agent.... more