Making Your Dream a Reality
Are you ready to become a home owner?
Looking for a bank loan? Consider this simple steps.
Step 1: Check your credit report and score
Before contacting a lender, it’s smart to check your credit report. By law, you can get a free report once a year through Annualcreditreport.com. The report pulls data from the three-major credit-reporting agencies: Equifax, TransUnion and Experian. Having the information in hand before you talk with a lender lets you dispute any errors in the reporting. Based on your credit report, Fair Isaac & Co. (FICO) assigns you a credit score ranging from 350 to 850. The higher your credit score, the lower the interest rate on your mortgage. Scores are based on:
- Payment history: Have you paid your bills on time?
- Amounts owed: What is your overall debt?
- Length of credit history: How long have you been borrowing money? Mortgage lenders like to see a long credit history.
- New credit: Have you applied for new credit?
- Types of credit: Lenders like to see a variety of types such as bank cards, car loans and student loans.
So, what is a good credit score? You can expect a good mortgage rate at anything above 720. Home buyers who pursue an FHA loan can usually secure a loan if their credit is 580 or over. FICO scores are available at www.myfico.com for a one-time or monthly fee. Once you know your score, you can find out what interest rate you will likely qualify for by researching interest rates.
Step 2: Figure out how much you can afford
Or better yet, decide how much you’re willing to pay. Just because you can qualify for a larger mortgage doesn’t mean you want to have that kind of payment each month. Use the mortgage affordability calculator to help determine what you can afford. Now is also a good time to research your housing market and start going to open houses in your prospective neighborhood to give you a good sense of what your money will get you.
Step 3: Get pre-approved by a lender
It’s a smart move to get pre-approved for a loan early in your home search. Pre-approval requires the lender to pull the credit information (see Step 1) and asses your financial situation. The lender will then give you a letter that states the amount they would be willing to lend you. If you get in a multiple-offer scenario, being pre-approved may give you an edge because the seller will have more confidence that you will be approved for a loan large enough to purchase their home.
You are not obligated to get a loan from the lender who you get a mortgage pre-approval from. When it’s time to officially apply for a mortgage, it’s best to get loan estimates from at least three lenders to compare their interest rates and fees.
Step 4: Start looking at homes if you don’t have one in mind already
Let the serious shopping begin! By now you should know what you really want and need on a home. Armed with this, your price range and knowledge of the local area, look at listing online and or with an agent, who will come up with properties for you to tour. Chances are you’ll discover some new things to love or hate about homes and refine your search.
Step 5: Make an offer
For most buyers, this is when the butterflies really show up. Once you’ve found a home you want, then you make an offer. If you are working with an agent he or she will help you through the proses. Once you’ve submitted the offer you get to wait. It will seem interminable. You may get a simple yes or no to your offer.
Step 6: Home inspection day
If your offer called for a home inspection, this is a big day. Sure, you get to have a home inspector look over the home to make sure there are no unseen defects you want to negotiate to have fixed. But more importantly, this is the most time you’ll get to spend in your new home until closing. Go ahead and start measuring things and figuring out what goes where. This may be the last time you are inside the home until it is yours, several weeks from now.
Step 7: Get insurance and establish utilities
If you already own a home, simply call your insurance agent and let them know you’re buying a new home. They will handle writing a new policy. If you don’t have an insurance agent, now’s the time to find one because your lender will require homeowners insurance. Even if you don’t have a mortgage, insurance is a critical part of protecting your investment. You’ll also want to give utility companies your move-in date to establish service. There’s nothing like moving into a cold, dark house because you didn’t get an account with the power company!
Step 8: Closing day
This is the big day. You’ll sign read and sign papers and then read and sign some more. Even though you’re just sitting around a table, it can be exhausting. But it also means you’re nearing the finish line.
Step 9: Get the keys and move in!
This is it. You did it. You are now a homeowner! Your sale contract will specify exactly how soon you get to move in. Sometimes it’s by a certain time on the day you sign closing papers. Sometimes possession happens a few days after closing. Whenever it is, you’ve just ended the adventure of home buying and started the adventure of home ownership.
Are you ready to live the American dream of home ownership?
At JV Real Home Solution, we offer Owner Financing.
We understand that buying or selling a home in today’s market place is more difficult than ever before. Banks and other financial institutions require home buyers to have a very good credit score, usually 720 or better, a huge payment of 20% down, a long employment history and low debt-to-income ratio, making the process of home ownership more difficult for home buyers to qualify for a loan.
For these reasons, we are offering owner financing to those potential buyers who may not qualify for a bank loan. We help our clients find the perfect home that meet their needs, by providing owner financing with a low-down payment and no bank loan or credit check. We make the process of home ownership more affordable for everyone.
Either, buying, selling or renting a home, we are here to help in your journey!
Call Us Today to See How We Can Help You
Call/Text 718-581-3399 or Email Us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Buying: own your home with no Bank Loan or Credit Check.
- Selling: we pay full price for your home, guaranteed!
- Renting: rent to own your next home
Our goal is to help you accomplish your goals and live the American dream of home ownership regardless of your Credit!