home buyer guidebook presentation

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Post on 13-Jun-2015



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This is a presenation that is very helpful for first time home buyers.


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2. Buying A New Home Congratulations!

    • There are many steps to purchasing a new home and as yourColdwell Banker Sales Associate, I amready to guide you along the way.

3. Steps to Get Started

    • Determine your budget and how much you can afford.
    • Get pre-approved for a mortgage.
      • When applying, youll most likely need to furnish:
          • Two most recent pay stubs.
          • W-2 forms for the past two years.
          • Federal tax returns for the past two years.
          • Last two months bank statements.
          • Long-term debt information such as credit cards, auto loans etc.

4. Getting Approved

    • A lender will check your credit to see if youre a good candidate for a loan.
    • If your credit rating is poor, there are things you can do to improve it.
          • Make sure the report is correct.If not, call to fix it.
          • Begin to pay your bills on time.
          • Use two to four credit cards so you can keep track of them.
          • Keep a separate checking and savings account.
          • Keep the same job for a few years.

5. Pre-Approved vs. Pre-Qualified

    • Pre-Approved : confirmation the lender will give you a commitment to support your purchase.
    • Pre-Qualified : an estimate of what you can afford.
    • Beingpre-approvedmakes you a more attractive candidate to the seller when making an offer.

6. Deciding On A Mortgage

    • Fixed Rate Mortgage : the interest rate stays the same for the entire term of the loan.
    • Adjustable Rate Mortgage:the interest rate is linked to a financial index and may fluctuate with market conditions.As such, payments may vary over the life of the loan.

7. Calculating Your Budget

    • To estimate your budget, add up your total financial worth and then subtract all the cost in the purchase.
    • Some expenses you may carry:
          • Down payment
          • Mortgage
          • Insurance
          • Taxes
          • Points
          • Attorneys fees

8. The Fun Begins

    • Before you search for your dream home, some things you should consider:
          • Size of property
          • Type of neighborhood you desire
          • Quality of school system
          • Nearby public transportation
          • Urban or suburban

9. Multiple Listings Open Houses & Special Features

    • As yourColdwell Banker Sales Associate, I can show you every home available on the market that meets your specific needs.

10. Online Access

    • coldwellbanker.comprovides access to over 250,000 properties.
    • A few unique features include

11. Online Access

    • My Coldwell Banker:your personalized resource center.
    • Personal Retriever : alerts you when the right property becomes available.
    • Information Center : helpful articles, tips and tools.
    • Interest Rate Watch : features the latest mortgage rates.
    • Neighborhood Information : useful neighborhood details.

12. Writing the Offer

    • Once youve found the perfect home, I will write up the offer and ensure all paperwork and activities are completed so you can close on your property.

13. The Closing

    • This is the meeting where the transaction is finalized. I will guide you through all closing procedures to make your home officially yours.