There are good loan officers out there that can get you pre=approved for a loan and possible 1st time buyers assistance. Once you know what amount you qualify for your realtor can help look in the area, sales prices, etc that you wish. Feel free to contact me for more information.
A Realtor is your best friend. By not using one, you lose more that you know. A Realtor helps you get the most for your home, brings you qualified buyers, and negotiates on your behalf. Be careful of SCAMS.
I always ask my clients to get "lender ready". You may have great credit or you may need to repair some items. Your lender is your best friend and there are good programs that will help first time buyers. Again, ...get your pre-approval letter ready first, before looking.
You can not discriminated on religious, race, sexual preference, handicap, etc. You may refuse due to Credit, employment history, rental history. This is a good rule of thumb to follow.
A buyers agreement is only good for a specific time. I strongly suggest you read the part on the commission due to your agent. Do your homework in getting qualified and being able to fulfill all requirements.
Most seasoned Realtors have excellent website/network to attract new clients and all use Exclusive Right to Lease forms. Pick a seasoned Realtor and have a frank discussion regarding your concerns.
Location, condition and square footage will determine the amount of rental to be charged. A good Realtor in your area can help with that, plus give you insight as to application steps.
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