It sounds like you are familiar with the area and probably have an idea of where you would like to buy. Before you start to look at houses, the first step would be to speak with a lender and determine for how much you qualify. If you need help finding a lender there are a few lenders I work with regularly and I can give you their contact information.
The next step would be for you to put together your wish list. Where do you want to live? How many bedrooms/bathrooms are important? Does the house need to have a yard? And so on...After I have this information I can set up an automatic search for you on the MLS, so you receive listings as they go on the market.
Then you would select the homes from this list that you would like to see in person and we would set up a time for me to show them to you. Once you find your dream home we would write an offer and go through negotiations, home inspection, etc. We could discuss the transaction in more detail when the time comes because it can be a little overwhelming for some first time buyers.
If you'd like to discuss your move in more detail or if you have any additional questions about the home buying process, please feel free to contact me. I'd be happy to set up a search for you today!
Real Estate Muses
Good luck and thanks for your service to our country. By the way, my brother in law recently retired while stationed at Ft Hood and now lives in Kileen, TX.
Donald A Mituzas
Licensed Associate Broker
2008 Realtor of the Year
I would suggest finding a reputable home inspector in San Antonio that will "educate" you about the home. There are items or functionality that you may not readily notice that an inspector should catch and point out to you.
I am licensed in Texas but I do not serve the SA area. If you have any questions about inspections feel free to contact me.
Is to get in contact with a lender that specializes in Texas Vet Loans or VA loans.
I would be glad to help you.
I have some lenders that I work with.
After that we will know for how much you qualify.
We will have a long conversation, so I can know you. That way I will recommend what area of San Antonio suits you better, also where are you going to be transfer (Fort Sam or Lackland?)
I would be sending via email listings in the areas you select and
As soon as you are here we can go and view them.
I would help you in all the transaction, so it would go clean and smooth
San Antonio in a wonderful place to live in!!
Feel free to call me or email me
There's a long "yellow brick road" that'll lead you to your new home. Where do you start? Find a partner who will guide you through your journey.
There are hundreds of REALTORSÂ® in the San Antonio market. A first-time home buyer should take just as much care into picking an Agent as they do picking a home. Since San Antonio is your home, you probably have friends/family who have bought homes here recently. Start by asking your friends/family who they'd recommend as a REALTORÂ®. Find out what they liked and didn't like about the process. You'll be surprised how much you will learn from your peers.
Once you find the REALTORÂ® who is right for you; one that will meet your needs and expectations, he/she will introduce you to the team of people who will help navigate you through the home buying process. You'll tour homes, learn about making strong offers, meet inspectors, meet loan officers, etc... By the time you find the home of your dreams, you'll feel confident about your next move!
San Antonio welcomes you home. Thank you for your service, Roxanne!
P.S. If you want to ask more questions, you have access to a wealth of information using this forum. If you're interested in learning how I can be of service to you, feel free to call/email/text. I'm ALWAYS on-call, even after "normal" business hours.
Val J Aranda, Texas REALTORÂ®
Metro Realty - San Antonio
Call/Text: 210-378-5987 or see what I'm up to at: http://facebook.com/AgentVal
"Coaching 1st-Time Texas Home Buyers and Sellers" - I can't guarantee a 100% stress-free experience, but I can guarantee I'll find a solution for any issue that worries you.
I know All the programs you can benefit from and my 37 years or experience will help you to find, negotiate and achieve you Real Estate goals.
Welcome to the Alamo City.
Jose L. Novelo
RE/MAX Associates in San Antonio has a program that exceeds the mover's advantage program which will credit some assistance to you at closing. By using RE/MAX Associates you will also receive experienced professional service.
I would love to share with you testimonials from my clients.
GRI, ASP, CNE, SFR, ALHS
You can call Popi Winters at United Lending 210-269-1067 and get qualified. She does VA loans.
Then you can have me or another Realtor start working with you on where you want to be in San Antonio and what kind of home you would like.
I'm a full time Realtor and work with lots of Veterans moving or have moved to San Antonio. You can call, email or text me anytime.
First step us get get you pre qualified. I have a great lender, she had been in this business for over 20 years. My husband is retired Air Force. Call me anytime and we will get you started. Thank you for reading.
The first place to start is a lender who can help you get pre-qualified for a loan. I know of a couple of really great lenders. Both my husband and I are Realtors and we both are retired Air Force. We would love to earn your business. Please give us a call or email anytime and we can discuss your situation and start finding you a new home here in San Antonio.
Bill and Julie Schlip
Simmonds Real Estate
210-445-7861 or 210-317-5287
The first thing you need to do is get pre approved with a mortgage lender. I suggest you go to your bank first and get a quote from them on a VA loan. Personally, I like to be able to walk in to someone's office as oppose to doing things online. Get a copy of the Good Faith Estimate and Truth in Lending disclosure. In today's market you should be able to get a VA loan at around 3.25% interest. Closing costs are probably around $3k. Prepaids (taxes, insurance and days of interest) should be somewhere around $2000 to $2500 becuase property taxes in Texas are so high. These costs are typically negotiated to be paid by the seller if you have a real estate agent that is any good. You can get 2 or 3 quotes from different lenders if you want. After the lender qualifies you he/she will give you a pre approval letter. Take that letter to an agent and start shopping!! Good luck!!
The city of San Antonio does have a program to assist first time home buyers. They do have income limits and other buyer orientations requirements - so call me for details.
The State of Texas also has a first-time homebuyer program that provides down-payment assistance. Contact Paige Omohundro with TSAHC at (512) 475-3561 for details. After that call, give me a call for assistance in finding a home.
Good Luck and Thanks for your Service
Roland Gonzales, ABR, GRI, CRS, CDPE
Retired Army (CW5)
Thanks for your service and congratulations on moving back to San Antonio. I can help you with all aspects of your home purchase starting with your VA loan and benefits ending with keys to your new home. I am a full time, full service agent here in San Antonio
Call me and we can discuss your needs more.
Karen Watson, Realtor
Exit I-10 Realty
First I will send you to the very best lender in the entire state of Texas. Especially for VA and Texas but loans. Go here: http://www.DHImortgage.com/Kasey-Hampton
Next, shoot me a text or an email, or give me a call. I will send you all of the homes that fit exactly what you're looking for in the area that you would like to focus on.
Then I will keep that list updated between now and July so that you know which ones you like to see before you get here.
Easy as pie!
Jason C Campbell
Platinum top 50 finalist
Option one real estate
I, too, am a veteran, 22 years Air Force so thank you for your service. The first place to start is with a lender who understands and specializes in VA and TX Vet loans. It is always best to get prequalified with a loan so you know how much you qualify for and can afford to spend on a home. I have a couple of great lenders I can refer you. I work a lot with first time home buyers and military members since I am retired AF and would be happy to assist you.
Please feel free to contact me and I will point you in the right direction. We have plenty of time to find you the home you are looking for this summer.
Terri Saari, RealtorÂ®
GRI, MCNE, SFR, e-Pro, ABR, ALHS, CHMS, CNHS
Certified Relocation Specialist
Retired United States Air Force
Kimberly Howell Properties
21252 Gathering Oak, Ste 100, San Antonio TX 78260
Texas' FIVE STAR Realtor 2012 and 2011 as seen in Texas Monthly
Platinum Top 50 Award Winner 2011/2012
Then we can get down a list of your needs in a home in order to narrow things down to just the homes that will work for you so we don't waste your time or gas.
If you need referrals from my previous clients I will be happy to forward their contact information.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE ! !... It would be an honor to be of service to YOU!
Royce Simmonds, Broker-Owner, Simmonds Real Estate Inc.
1-866-651-9300 Toll Free or (210) 651-9300 Office
36 Years Air Force Service (15 enlisted/21 officer)
Feel free to email me so I can provide you with more personalized details.
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