Additionally, I'd like to share with you a post I wrote a couple of years ago. You may have covered some or all of these steps already, but if not, this is a great starting point: http://www.showmeokc.com/first-steps-to-becoming-a-home-owne
Having your finances in order is the number one key to this. If I can be of any further help, please don't hesitate to call or email me, and congratulations on such an exciting step!!
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The sooner you start the better. it can take 30 to 45 days to process your loan depending on the lender you are working with. Also you do need to build a relationship with your agent so they can totally understand you needs and wants in a home.
I am a buyers agent at Keller Williams so I speclize in home buyers I would be happy to help you and set down with you and talk about all of your needs. Please feel free to call me anytime.
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The Brett Boone Real Estate Team
Is this your first home purchase? If so, I do a first time home buyer consultation and would be happy to meet with you.
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Most loans take about 30 to 45 days to close on. The timeline for finding a home really depends on the person looking. Our market in OKC is moving fairly quickly. You could get set up for a search fairly soon so that you can see what sorts of homes are in your price range, and narrow down your list of must haves, etc. Then when you're ready to seriously look, you'll already have the advantage of knowing approximately what you're looking for, and what reasonable prices look like, with input from your Realtor of course!
Please let me know if I can help in any way. Be sure to talk to a few people, lenders included, and make sure you feel comfortable with them. This is one of the biggest decisions in your life, so make it with people you synch with. Happy house hunting!
If your lease is up the end of February then you should start looking the 1st of January to find your new home, at that time you should already have your pre-qual letter, It normally take about 2 weeks to find you a home and then it takes 4 to 6 weeks to close, most of the time it only takes 4 weeks:
I would be more than glad to meet with you and discuss what you are looking for in your home and start sending home for you to view to your email: I can also help you with finding a mortgage co.
You can contact me ay time
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