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A Dozen Home Buying Tips

If you’ve ever bought a home, you know it can take months and several headaches between the offer, the contract and the closing. According to American Chronicle, number one on the list is getting pre-approved for the mortgage. This makes you stand out in the seller’s eyes because they know its one less thing to worry about. Also on the list, prepare and deliver your documents in a timely fashion.

It’s imperative to have all your assets in order before you even start looking at homes. You’ll need to have it all organized for the buying process, so why not be one step ahead of the game?!

What problems, if any, did you encounter when trying to buy a home?

Posted: 3/13/08