I would be happy to help you buy a home in the Hollywood Hills.
Will you be taking out a loan or purchasing all cash? If you will be getting a loan, the first step is to get pre-approved by any bank/credit union/private mortgage broker. I would be happy recommend a few lenders to you if you need it.
Next, you can contact a local agent such as myself to help you find properties that you might be interested in and set up viewings.
Feel free to contact me directly at (310) 717-1321 or JamieTian@RodeoRE.com.
1. get pre-approved for an amount with a lender
2. Find a trustworthy agent *wink
3. Go home hunting
To make an offer you will need:
1. that pre-approval letter I mentioned up above
2. Bank statement showing you actually have the amount that you say you will put down as a down payment. Then cross your fingers and wait.
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Once you have spoken with a Realtor about what to do, you should talk to a lender (if you will be needing financing). Call them and schedule an appointment. During the call, make sure to ask them what you need to bring with you to the appointment.
Once you receive a pre approval letter from the lender you choose, it's time to start looking for your new home. Sit down with your Realtor and discuss your needs and wants (what area, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.) Your Realtor can help you find the right home for you!
If you haven't spoken to a Realtor yet, give me a call! I work with some lenders that would be more than happy to talk to you about your new home.
- W2 forms from the past 2 years
- Pay stubs from the last 2 months
- Tax returns for the past 2 years
- Checking or savings bank statements for the past 3 months
- Statements for all your other assets like stocks, bonds, retirement accounts for the last two months
- Business tax returns if you are self-employed
These are just some basic things you'll need for the first steps in looking for a home. I'm a lender out of Southern California and I have done a lot of loans all over the state so I'm definitely willing to help you out. If you have any other questions or need a loan please contact me through the information on my profile page!
Hope this helps and good luck!
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It's great to look at web sites like Trulia to get general information. But there are many steps involved. You need an expert. You need to know what is your price range, for example. You need an agent who will dedicate his/her time, energy, knowledge, experience for you. As exchange he/she needs the same from you. Please remember listing agents work for seller's best interest and try to sell the highest possible price, buyer's agents work for buyer's best interest and try to get the lowest possible price. Also remember, not committing an agent, jumping from 1 agent to another, in the end, you end up with no agent and no deal. We all have the same database which is called MLS. Interview agents, whoever you want, work with her/him.
good luck, I hope you find your dream home
Talking to a mortgage lender is always step #1. The lender can help you figure out what price range you can comfortably afford and go over lending options with you. Go to your bank that you currently have accounts with and talk to their mortgage department. There are online sources as well. Once you talk to a lender you are ready to move on to Step #2, which is to find a Realtor that can help you with the process. If you get stuck on Step #1, move on to Step #2â€“Realtors always have good suggestions for lenders. Good Luck!