The First Step in Home Buying

    When you’re ready to buy a home, don’t start the process by looking at homes. There’s something more important that you need to do.
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    A lot of people have been asking me what the first step in home buying is lately, so I thought I would answer it today for all of you. If you have been considering making the leap to homeownership, listen up.

    Many people think the first step is to start looking at homes online, but it’s not. You can choose to start with that step, but it’s only going to hurt you in the long run. In reality, the first step to home buying is visiting with a mortgage lender. Unless you’re buying a home in cash, you’ll need financing. The lender needs to look at your complete financial picture to come up with what they are comfortable lending to you and at what rate. Until you know that information, searching for homes is like walking blind on a tightrope.

    “MEET WITH A LENDER BEFORE YOU LOOK AT A SINGLE HOME.”

    Buying a home is a huge commitment. Starting off the process by knowing exactly what you can afford is invaluable. This will help you become a verified buyer and will give you the leverage you need when it comes time to make an offer. If you’re ready to buy, we are ready to help.

    If you have any questions for us or are looking to buy or sell a home, don’t hesitate to reach out by phone or email. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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    Liz Wilson

    A Colorado native Elizabeth is excited for this wonderful opportunity to help our clients move through the different steps of a real estate transaction. Rather you are buying or selling once it goes under contract, it is Elizabeth responsibility to make sure all paperwork is signed and all deadlines are followed. She works one on one with you, the Title Company, and the lender to ensure all dates are followed and to protect you and your earnest money! So in short, she keeps the team on track and keep the transaction moving forward. With her Graphics Design degree and Bachelor degree in Business Management & Computer information systems, she researches how best to market The Team’s listing and design our websites and social media presence. She is basically the “Got To Gal” on Tracy’s Team. In her free time, she enjoys reading, learning to crochet, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

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