There are many phases and components involved in a residential sales transaction. We hope that this advice and procedural guidance proves helpful.
For a prequalification report, at no cost nor obligation, click here to go to the Prequalification page.
Once prequalified, the fun part begins -- "house hunting." Click here to learn more about The Buying Process.
Once you have found that "special" house and you are about to make an offer, pause and give us a call. We should "tweak" your initial prequalification report so that it is specific to that property. For example, the initial report made certain assumptions, say, regarding property taxes. Now that you know the exact property, we should use the exact property taxes. Such small changes could have a bearing on the initial prequalification result. The revised prequalification report is also completed at no cost nor obligation and informs the real estate agent and Seller that you are indeed a qualified buyer. In most cases, Sellers require this report along with your tendered offer.
Once you receive your signed, fully-executed agreement of sale, you generally are required to formally apply for the mortgage within seven days with a lender of your choice. Under violation of federal law, no one can dictate whom to choose for your funding.
Click here to continue to the next phase -- Choosing a Mortgage Company.