The first step you need to take is to meet with a mortgage professional and get prequalified. The loan officer, will need you last two pay stubs, last two years tax returns and two prior months of bank statements. They will then give you a preapproval letter that informs you of how much real estate you can afford to purchase. You can then meet with a local realtor and they can provide you with a list of properties that meets your criteria. You do not pay a fee to have a buyers agent represent you in your transaction unless otherwise agreed to.
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