Good Morning! Christopher made some very great points! Another thing to keep in mind along with getting pre-approved is to ensure that you don't live above your means; some people get qualified for more than what fits within their means. Be advised that there are other costs associated with home-ownership, such as homeownerâ€™s association dues and home maintenance.... more
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.