Even though it's a bit early .. it's NEVER too early to either:
1) Find the perfect property ... or
2) Familiarize yourself with the market and inventory so when #1 comes around you will know it's value and your preferences and be able to get it accordingly.
All that being said... you'd be surprised, your landlord may be willing to negotiate you an early release or a month by month extension to give you added flexibility. Remember.... everyone focuses on the dollars.. but your dates may make you an attractive buyer as well.
If you have not already... you should begin your process, preferably with someone familiar with the area you are looking to move to.
Best of luck!
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Success! Real Estate
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I would consider getting your ducks in a row as soon as possible, like you said, there is nothing like finding a problem when you have no place to go.
Many lenders are out there, and it doesn't cost anything to talk to them and ask questions.
If you need anything, just call me and I will be more than happy to help you from the first step right to handing you they your new homes keys.
Good luck - feel free to call me anytime 978-335-9092
Before beginning the search, talk to a couple of mortgage loan officers and discuss loan options, requirements and to get a pre-approval letter. Be aware that your credit score is a key factor in determining your buying power. Your mortgage contact may be able to provide advise on improving your score between now and when you are ready to buy. Being armed with information beforehand will help eliminate some of the anxiety homebuyers often experience.
Once you are armed and comfortable with your financial status, start the process: determine which areas you'd consider living in; figure out what the "must haves" are that will be most important to you and your family; then, talk to a real estate agent who listens to your needs, provides prompt responses to your inquiries and looks out for your best interests. The simple answer is "No time like the present".
How are you? The best time to begin your home search is immediately. You can begin by simply getting a preapproval letter from a lender where in you will be able to gage the price range and decide on the payments you are willing to take on prior to vieiwng properties. Then you can contact a local realtor with a website and let them know of your home search needs. I competent realtor can meet with you, discuss your wants and needs and be able to sign you up onto his/her website where in you can monitor properties that are on the market or have activity on the market that are within your search criteria. Should you come across something you are interested in prior to your move out deadline, there are always options to negotiate with the seller for a buyout of your current lease. I hope this has helped, should you have further questions, please feel free to contact me or an agent in my office.
p.s. The highest level of gratitude my clients can show me is by referring their friends and family
Peter J. Mlaguzi III
M&A Real Estate
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It is never too early to start following the market!
I would recommend you FIRST get preapproved for a mortgage so you know what your "buying power" is. This is also important because you can address any credit "surprises" NOW and make sure your FICO score is as high as it possibly can be....this will equate to the best possible mortgage rate when you find your dream home.
The other thing to do is have a real estate agent set you up to receive daily updates so you an start familiarizing yourself with the inventory and preferred towns/areas. This way, when you are ready to move forward on a home, you can be confident that you are making an educated decision!
Good luck! This surely is a very exciting time for you!
RE/MAX Signature Properties
Let me know if I can help you with your home purchase. I am a Certified Buyers Representative and will work in your best interest, not the Sellers.
You can visit my web site to search all MLS listings. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
You shouldn't start any later than late February. Let me know if I can help!
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