The process can take weeks.
D. Ben Edsall
Turn-Key Properties LLC
Our Lee's Summit / Blue Springs agent can be found at: http://www.tiffanyhouses.com
Work with a good Realtor and find yourself a home that meets your needs, is affordable, and that you can close on quickly.
REO, or bank owned properties push for a very short close; however, your lender may not be able to accommodate. Talk with your agent. Find a home that will close by November 30. Be certain that your offered purchase price will appraise at or above fair market value or you may find yourself having to come up with more money down or worse, staring over. Good luck to you.
Currently with the real state market having an abundance of homes on the market, you and your real estate agent should be able to do some good negotiating for your favorite home.