I would need to ask you a few questions in regards to the process you are using. Email is great for communication. Experience shows that buyers that are serious will make an appointment with a trusted real estate consultant and face to face communication to find out what is important to you is priceless.
What I do is schedule a one hour buyer session with one to find out what is really important. After that we are out on a buyer home tour. I coordinate the homes for you with the agents that have the listings so that I can make sure that they are still available. There are many homes on the internet that are already sold. Call me today as I have a few openings this weekend which will fill up soon.
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You should have everything ready to go: your application, your credit report, verification of income, and references from prior landlords. Rentals are pretty scarce in Dublin and Pleasanton right now; the good places are gone in a week.
Give more information in your initial email, such as what a great job you have and your great credit scores. Make the landlord want to contact you. When I list a rental, I get a ton of calls and emails the first day. It's pretty hard to get back to everyone, so I pick the ones that sound the most promising.
There are excellent programs available, some with very little or no down payments and with interest rates being at all time lows, you just might be surprised.
Please contact me if you would like straight answers on what it takes today to secure a home loan, and of course, without any obligation on your part. I will be available this Labor Day weekend, too.
Good luck in your home search!
I know the area and some of the Realtors that work in that area - we used to live in a neighboring city.
If you'd like to email me or give me a call, I can refer you to several people that may be able to help you.
Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, Realtor