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Pre-Qualification: Meet with a mortgage broker and find out how much you can afford to pay for a home
1. One or more detailed maps with your areas of interest highlighted.
2. A file of the properties that your agent has shown to you, along with ads you have cut out from the newspaper.
3. Paper and pen, for taking notes as you search.
4. Instant camera or smartphone to help refresh your memory on individual properties, especially if you are attending a series of
6. Location: Look at a potential property as if you are the seller. Would a prospective buyer find it attractive based on school
district, crime rate, proximity to positive (shopping, parks, freeway access) and negative (abandoned properties, garbage
dump, source of noise) features of the area?
1. Include inspection & mortgage contingencies in your written offer.
2. Have the property inspected by a professional inspector.
3. Request a second walk-through to take place within 24 hours of closing.
4. You want to check to see that no changes have been made that were not agreed on (i.e., a nice chandelier that you assumed
came with the sale having been replaced by a cheap ceiling light).
All the above may seem rather overwhelming. That is why having a professional represent you and keep track of all the details for you is highly recommended. Please email me or call me directly to discuss any of these matters in further detail.