The Home-Buying Process: First Steps

Aug 6, 2020 9:41:21 AM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in Pre-Qualification, house hunting, home purchase, Credit, Credit Score, homebuying

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Congratulations! You've decided to begin your journey to becoming a homeowner.  We know this cab be a stressful process, and are providing some information to help you along the way. 

HomeTraq has several key services that for giving you a positive foundation for your home-buying experience. We will be assisting in your home search, and our network of lenders will be helping you through the financial process. The best part? Our network of real estate agents is ready to start showing you a home on your terms!

 

 

Here's what you should know if you're planning to buy a house. 

Finding a home to tour

Searching for the right home is one of the most exciting parts of buying a house. It can be stressful at times, too. You can go in with certain expectations or with an open mind. Either way, you are making a huge decision, and it can carry a lot of stress.

That's why we are making it easy! Simply begin by visiting HomeTraq to view a home at your convenience! Start by choosing the property you want to see and when you want to see it. Once you click "SEE IT NOW," we will coordinate the rest. Most importantly, you can tour the home at a time that fits your busy schedule!

We also want to be sure that you find the home that is fitting your requirements. That is why HomeTraq is pulling houses from your local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) 24/7. This gives you several options for when you start your search. 

Finally, it is important that you are surrounding yourself with people who have been through the home buying process. It is a long process, involving a lot of decisions. Having someone you trust in your corner with experience buying a home can help answer any questions you may have or advise you along the way. 

 

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Mar 6, 2020 12:03:35 PM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in Mortgage, Lending, Home Loan, Credit, credit profile, buying a home

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The essential credit check-list for boosting your credit.


When it comes to obtaining the best interest rate and terms on a mortgage, good credit is critical. If you’re thinking about buying a home, the first thing you should do is ensure your credit score is in tip-top shape before you explore financing options.

 

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Feb 24, 2020 1:08:33 PM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in Pre-Qualification, house hunting, home purchase, Credit, Credit Score, homebuying

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Congratulations! You've decided to begin your journey to becoming a homeowner.

HomeTraq has provided several key concepts that will provide you a foundation for your home-buying experience. For FREE, hands on help, Click Here

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Feb 8, 2020 7:48:17 PM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in Mortgage, Lending, millennials, Credit, Credit Score, homeownership, baby boomer

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Whether you are a millennial just starting to think of possibly applying for a loan, or if you are a baby boomer getting ready to refinance your 3rd house, its always good to keep track of what is going on with your credit and your credit score. Here are some quick highlights as to why it is so important and how you can monitor one of your most important assets.

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5 steps to get ready for your home search

Sep 15, 2019 7:43:00 AM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in Pre-Approval, home shopping, house hunting, home search, homebuyers, housing market, step-by-step, Credit, first-time, homeownership, home tours, home ownership, financing, before you buy, buying a home, moving checklist, homebuying, boosting credit, loan

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In a competitive market where homes can fly off the market in a week or less, it’s essential that buyers come to the table prepared. Here’s a list of steps every home buyer should consider in their search.

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Know the Benefits of Owning a Home Before Starting Your Home Search

Jun 27, 2019 7:54:00 PM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in earnest money, closing costs, taxes, insurance, homebuyers, housing market, step-by-step, Credit, homeownership, home ownership, financing, payments, maintenance, emergency funds, before you buy, homebuying

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Home ownership has always been part of the American Dream. Because of that, many people start their home search without considering the benefits or risks. If you are contemplating buying a home, you should know and review the advantages & challenges of the investment decision you are about to make and all that comes with it before signing on the dotted line.

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