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Thu May 22, 2008
Brooke 'The Kiwi' Realtor answered:
Hi Carrolyn...Great question!
The very first step is to calculate the move and determine whether it is a good move or not...
Like what the values are in the sell/buy senario, what funds will you use and where will they come from; equity in your existing home or cash/savings you could use...
Stuff like that...you will need to get with someone to go through all of this and then you will have a good idea of the next step:
Put your home on the market and go house hunting!
This is the best way to sell/buy because you can take advantage of the market for BOTH transactions.
With regard to your condo you will wnat to contact the association and get the details on what is involved with a sale there...
You will also need to get with a Realtor who has experience in the area you are buying or looking to buy so you can get the best service and beat other buyers to the hot homes for sale...a good agent will make the difference of a mistake or horroe story and a smooth closing for both properties...
Carrolyn - there are MANY other steps in between but I hope I have given you a good starting point...feel free to contact me directly if you have more specific questions...
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Mon May 19, 2008
Terrence Charest answered:
Find a good mortgage broker who deals with reputable lenders. Getting a broker first would allow you to find out exactly what your options are and they could get you pre-approved for a loan. This is generally good for a short period of time and would need to be revised once a while.

Once you have your pre-approval, you can show this to an agent to work with. Once a property is found, pre-approvals make offers stonger. I any case, you would know where you stand on what you want and can afford.

Good Luck

Terrence Charest
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Wed Dec 12, 2007
Debt Free Dave answered:
There are some guys at http://getprequalified.com/forum that can help. They have a bunch of tips on there already.
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