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Buying A Property Is A Time To Celebrate
But we know that it also brings with it a lot of important questions. Purchasing a property is probably the biggest financial decision you’ll ever make.
Whether it’s your first purchase or you’re an experienced buyer, this decision needs to be made carefully.
Deciding to buy
Before you decide to buy, ask yourself these simple questions on why you want to buy?
Are you tired of paying rent? Have you outgrown your current home? Are you looking for a rental property? Just want a bigger yard, or to live in a new area?
Having a clear sense of your reasons for buying will help you choose the right property. So–what does it come down to?
Preparing to buy
Gather your paperwork.
Having all the following documents on hand will expedite your loan approval process.
The typical paperwork need is:
- Financial statements
- Bank accounts
- Credit cards
- Auto loans
- Recent pay stubs
- Tax returns for two years
- Copies of leases for investment properties
- 401K statements, life insurance, stocks, bonds, and mutual account information.
Your credit score will have a huge impact on what type of property you can buy, and at what price. It is first recommended to check your credit rating with an experienced lending institution so that you can determine what you can afford and what you are comfortable with. The lender will research your credit ratings from the three credit reporting agencies Equifax, Experian and Trans Union.
We will be happy to recommend experienced, knowledgeable lenders in the residential, construction, and commercial and investment real estate fields.
Be careful with your finances.
Now is not a good time to make sudden career changes, large purchases, or open new lines of credit. You want to approach your property purchase from a position of financial stability.
Choosing an agent
It helps to have an expert in your corner when undertaking such a large purchase.
Buying a property requires making many important financial decisions, understanding complex issues and completing a lot of paperwork. We can guide you through this process, and also provide you with access to property listings before they hit the general market.