Larry Wiggins, Principal
Profile Inspections, LLC
You have already gotten off to a great start by asking the question!
Some begin by speaking with a Realtor who can help guide them through the process, the first step of which is to get pre-approved for financing. If you already have a mortgage professional in mind, that is a great place to begin. If not, agents such as myself can put you in touch with a knowledgeable professional they know and trust to find you the loan that works best for you.
Once you are pre-approved, sit down with your Realtor and go over your needs, wants and desires and they will begin the process of finding homes that fit your criteria.
I'd be happy to discuss this further with you privately. Give me a call, so we can get started today!
Joshua Stein, REALTORÂ®
Coldwell Banker Preferred â€“ Conshohocken
Office:(610) 828-9558 * Cell:(215) 866-8030
Direct:(484) 270-1165 * Fax: (215) 999-5894
PA License #RS317975
Coldwell Banker Realty Corp
Office: 215-855-5600 ext. 138
-1st- Go to bank (recommend) a credit union to get pre approved for a loan.
-2nd- Go to a real estate agent with your pre-approval for a Buyer's Consultation- do not find an agent by looking for a house first and then calling the agent who is listed on that house- that is dual agency and for a first time home buyer, you will want to an agent who only has your best interest at heart, not both you and the seller
-3rd- Look into some first time home buyer programs in your city/county you are planning on living in- though I would tell the agent you are working with that you would like this as well during the initial consultation and they can point you towards programs to enroll in. A lot of the programs provide money towards closing costs.
Lastly- just be open with your agent and do as they say because once again they know the entire home buying process and will be able to help you from beginning to end to make the process as smooth as possible. This is why it is so important to choose well initially.
If any questions at all, feel free to contact me!! Good Luck!! Carmelle
Century 21 Absolute Realty
512 Baltimore Pike
Springfield, PA 19064
I am a local agent, and I am familiar with collingdale and the area that you are looking to buy. I can help you get pre-approved and ready to start looking. Most important things are your lines of credit. Please email me to discuss yours. I can meet with you to go over your options.
I would suggest you have a "Buyer Consultation" with a Realtor to explain the whole process so you know what to expect every step of the way.
I wish you the best of luck!
Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
I've attached a link below on how to find a great agent to work with regardless of where you're located.
Best of luck and happy house hunting.
Once you are pre-qualified you will need to choose a realtor to work with to find your new home. The realtor will guide you through the entire process from finding the home straight to closing.