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Melodysfs, Home Buyer in Fontana, CA

I want to start searching for a home in April. When should I start speaking to someone and who do I start with?

Asked by Melodysfs, Fontana, CA Sat Sep 10, 2011

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You need to get approved to start and then choose when your ready. You will need a minimum 580 fico score to qualify for CHF Access half percent down payment program. If your score is between 500-579, you will need 10% down. We Specialize in Under 640 Fico Score Loans. Here is what is available up to $500k. There is one for $84,000 and only $400 down and $614PITI up to 500k with $2,500 down. Let's get you approved. We also offer credit repair at no cost to get you approved.

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Sheryl Arndt, Broker – Loan Officer
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NMLS# 297251
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 22, 2012
Q: When should I start speaking to someone and who do I start with?
A: You should start as soon as possible so you know what to expect - no time is too early to learn about the mortgage qualification & homebuying process, as there is a lot to know and to plan for, and if there is something about your situation that you would need to change (adjustments/expenses on tax return, working on your credit etc.), in order to get approved it's good to know ahead of time to you can carry out the plan.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 11, 2011
Hi, You will want to get yourself pre approved for a mortgage first. The banks will tell you what they are willing to lend you based on your financial and credit information. Once you have your pre approval letter you can begin interviewing agents, I recommend 3 buyers agents. A buyers agent will represent your needs and best interest. The listing agent represents the seller and their needs, always. keep this in mind if you ever decide to call a listing agent of a property you like.

Good luck!

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GREEN Designated Agent
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 10, 2011
Hi Melodysfs,

The first contact you want to make is with a lender - unless you're going to be paying all cash. If you're going to start looking in April, you should contact a lender in March. You want to get pre-approved. This serves a couple purposes: 1) you know how much you qualify for and therefore know your price-range, and 2) sellers want buyers to submit their pre-approval with the offer.

Second, you should contact a Realtor in the area you are interested in. Ask friends and family for references. 'Interview' a few Realtors and hire the one you are most comfortable with - you and your Realtor will be a team so being able to work together is a must. Keep in mind the seller usually pays the commission for both Realtors (the seller's and the buyer's) so it most likely won't cost you anything.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 10, 2011
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