10 Quick Tips for Buyers

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  1. Get pre-approved for a mortgage – this will help you determine what you can afford to buy
  2. Get a good faith estimate – this is the best way to compare lenders
  3. Choose a lender that you know and can trust
  4. Always ask if the loan has a pre-payment penalty. If it does, try to find a mortgage company that will not charge you a pre-payment penalty
  5. Know what you are looking for in a home such as number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, garage size, basement type, etc. – this will help you narrow down your search
  6. Make sure you find the right home for YOU.
  7. Understand the purchase agreement before signing.
  8. Always get a home inspection and plan to be at the home on the day of inspection.
  9. Review your HUD form before closing.
  10. If you have a question or don’t understand something, ask your Realtor!