Good Afternoon! I am a homeowner who has a 4 bed 2.5 bath for sale about a 5 min drive to Alderwood. Would be willing to discuss rental or rent w/option to buy. Send me an email with specifics if you are interested. Good luck.
I would agree that either VA or FHA/VA combination loan will give you looser guidelines. I can highly recommend Kevin.Smith@wellsfargo.com (206-389-1100) to get you a pre-approval before you arrive and if for some reason you do not qualify at this time to help you raise your credit score. There are many desireable areas in the Lynnwood and surrounding areas. If you are a first time home buyer there is a $7500 credit from the government good until June. Please e-mail or call me (206-227-1915) if I may be of further assistance or send you some possible listings (I would need your parameters).
Welcome to Washington! If you have never been here, I guarantee you will be impressed!
I would start by contacting a lender. If you are unsure about your credit, the sooner you make the call the better. Carol Rudd at Mortgage Masters at 206.949.9186 or firstname.lastname@example.org is fantastic and can analyze your credit and, if needed, recommend ways to improve your credit.
She will also be able to recommend the best loan scenario for you but chances are the VA loan product will be the best option.
It is also great you have asked Trulia as you have the opportunity to interview local agents and choose the right fit. I myself have assisted many relocation VA buyers. You can view a true testimonial from one of my clients at http://www.kenziereatly.com via the Testimonials link above.
If you think you want to buy instead of move twice, I specialize in touring my relocation clients through many different areas and discuss each thoroughly to find the best fit.
Feel free to call or email me anytime to discuss your move. I would love to be of assistance!
Thanks for serving us and you deserve the benefit of going with a loan backed by the Veterans Administration. You can purchase a home or condo zero down with a VA loan. It would be a good idea to get pre-qualified soon by a mortgage person to see where you stand and if you need to do somethings to improve your credit.
Steve R Halvorson
The greater Lynnwood area has alot of good housing choices,shoping and easy access to almost everywhere.You might be a good candidate for a VA loan (Veterans Administaration) which requires Zero down payment.Lots of homes are available let me know what kind of price range you hope for and I will see how many options you have.
Best Regards ,Mike
I would love to be able to assist you and can give you as many client referrels as you would prefer. I grew up in this area and have been an independant Broker / Owner of my own company. I currently live and work on my houseboat on Lake Union. http://www.LakeUnionLiving.com (one of our new sites).
I also have a great lender to refer you to who will be able to help answer your lending questions Kevin@TheKevLin.com. You will need to get pre-approved and if you can't qualify right now he can guide you with what you will need to do to prepare when you can.
I can assist you with finding a rental as well and introduce you to the area, helping you make it a smooth transition.
Lynnwood is just North of the Seattle area and a beautiful place to live.
I would love to hear from you.