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LoveSong, Other/Just Looking in Bronx, NY

I am moving from NY to Arlington. I will be starting a new job. I am newly married. What do I need to buy a house before we move there? Please advise

Asked by LoveSong, Bronx, NY Mon Apr 7, 2014

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Bruce Lynn’s answer
We have sold houses long distance before, but typically most people want to come visit and buy in person.
What is your preference?

1st step is to get preapproved for a loan if you want to buy. You can do that in NY now today.

Then determine where you want to live.

Then look at homes in that area online in your price range.

Have us set up appointments when you'll visit, then come and few homes you want to buy.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 19, 2014
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Congrats on your new marriage, ask questions as you are doing. Find a good lender. and a great real estate agent , Give both of them all the information they need . the lender will need information about your credit, and agent will need information about the area you want to live in, how many bedrooms, baths, 2 story or 1 story schools, etc, after you get pre approval, on your loan and price range, make a trip to the area and look at homes,

Good Luck and God Bless

2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2014
I've posted below with some general comments. I've taken the liberty of providing a link to a home that I think is a good candidate for "make me move." May be too big for you at this point. But you will be surprised at how much home you can get per $ in Arlington. Wish you well in your househunting. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1807-Paddington-Ct-Arlingt…
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 10, 2014
I would be honored to give you a mortgage analysis that will answer all of your questions. I can email you properties that fit your criteria and have you speak with our in house loan officer to get things rolling immediately. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2014
My wife & I have lived in Arlington for 15 yrs. I think that you have made a great decision in deciding to move to our city. As you may already be aware, of the 3 major cities in No. TX, ours is the "baby" in population, with under 500K residents. Sandwiched between Dallas & Ft. Worth when we moved here 15 yrs ago, Arlington, with forward thinking and visionary leadership, has changed from a drive by city from Fort Worth to Dallas & back to a key destination city. Dollar for dollar you will get a much better buy for your home-buying $ in Arlington, which I would characterize as both an urban & home town city.
I'll conclude by suggesting that you will find great values with plentiful amenities in SW Arlington, where Wimbledon is located. Best wishes and blessings for a successful relocation to No. TX.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2014
Many people look in areas that are over-priced, such as Manhattan and some areas of Brooklyn.

I suggest you look in residential areas like Riverdale, which is in the northwest section of the Bronx. It is lovely, on a hill-top, has ready access to all sections of Manhattan, and has affordable housing.

I also suggest you look at our apts....see http://www.Knolls1.com.........

We have several 2-bedroom apts available. As we are limited equity, our prices are low, as you can see. If you are interested, contact us.

If not....good luck.......
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2014
I think you read the post backwards. I live in manhattan now, I want to move to Texas.... I want to make sure that my being in between jobs wont affect my ability to purchase a home right away as I would really prefer to buy a house than rent an apartment or condo.
Flag Mon Apr 7, 2014
Congratulations on your marriage! I love your nickname as well, LoveSong!

I would suggest that you talk to a lender or two so you can prepare for your next step or your goal. Let me know if you have any questions or if you need me to connect you with a lender, you can call me at 469-371-2899.

Susie Kay, RealtorĀ®
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240

Servicing your real estate need is my priority!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 10, 2014
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