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What are the first steps in home buying?

Asked by Trulia Oakland, Oakland, CA Tue May 14, 2013

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The first step is to find a lender who'll give you the best rate and get pre-qualified for a loan. Once you are pre-qualified for a home loan, you'll know how much you can afford. The next step is to find a REALTOR to help you search for the perfect home that fits your budget. Once the home is found, an offer on the property can be made and if all goes well, you'll begin the steps of settlement that will land you your perfect home.
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Get pre-approved for a mortgage. It's hard to go shopping when you don't know how much you have to spend!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue May 14, 2013
OK, so 3 of us agree: GET PREAPPROVED (with a local direct lending mortgage banker). I'm happy to share referrals, if you're interested.
Here's a link to an excellent guide prepared by Movoto.com:
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