We’re often asked by our clients about the first step they should take to prepare for a real estate transaction. Whether you’re buying or selling, our recommendation is the same: get your money right. Don’t delay until you’re “ready” – you’ll never be ready without expert advice from an experienced and unbiased professional.

We have a couple recommendations
who were referred to us by extremely satisfied clients:

[ms_row][ms_column style=”1/3″ class=”” id=””]If you’re buying, then you want to make sure that you have enough cash to close, no surprises on your credit history, and an understanding of the requirements you must meet to be approved for a mortgage.
[/ms_column][ms_column style=”1/3″ class=”” id=””]We’ve all heard the TV ad gimmicks like “15 minutes could save you 15% or more…” We recommend letting a professional take a second look at your insurance options so you can save real money, no gimmicks required.[/ms_column][ms_column style=”1/3″ class=”” id=””]If you’re thinking of selling a property which you’ve inherited, then make sure the deed and title are properly recorded. Buyers may also request a closing cost estimate so you’re prepared for settlement day.[/ms_column]


[ms_row][ms_column style=”1/3″ class=”” id=””][ms_person name=”Thad Wise” style=”below” title=”VP, First Savings Mortgage” link_target=”_blank” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ picture=”http://703realestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/thad_wise.jpg” piclink=”http://www.thadwise.com” picborder=”3″ picbordercolor=”” picborderradius=”0″ icon-boxed-radius=”” iconcolor=”” icon1=”fa-paper-plane-o” icon2=”” icon3=”” icon4=”” icon5=”” link1=”mailto:twise@firstsavings.com” link2=”” link3=”” link4=”” link5=”” class=”” id=””]As a residential loan officer since 2005, Thad has¬†helped thousands of clients purchase or refinance their home.[/ms_person][/ms_column][ms_column style=”1/3″ class=”” id=””][ms_person name=”Dave Zappacosta” style=”below” title=”President, Bridge First Insurance” link_target=”_blank” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ picture=”http://703realestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/dave_founder.png” piclink=”http://bridgefirstinsurance.com” picborder=”3″ picbordercolor=”” picborderradius=”0″ iconboxedradius=”4″ iconcolor=”” icon1=”fa-paper-plane-o” icon2=”” icon3=”” icon4=”” icon5=”” link1=”mailto:dave@bridgefirstfinancial.com” link2=”” link3=”” link4=”” link5=”” class=”” id=””]Founded in 2013, Bridge First will find great rates for all types of insurance, and provide world-class service.[/ms_person][/ms_column][ms_column style=”1/3″ class=”” id=””][ms_person name=”Joseph Moreno” style=”below” title=”Attorney, Universal Title” link_target=”_blank” overlay_color=”#dd9933″ overlay_opacity=”0.5″ picture=”http://703realestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Joe_Moreno_Universal-Title-1.jpg” piclink=”http://www.universaltitle.com” picborder=”3″ picbordercolor=”” picborderradius=”0″ iconboxedradius=”4″ iconcolor=”” icon1=”fa-paper-plane-o” icon2=”” icon3=”” icon4=”” icon5=”” link1=”mailto:orders@universaltitle.com” link2=”” link3=”” link4=”” link5=”” class=”” id=””]Universal Title has been conducting real estate settlements in the Mid-Atlantic for over thirty-five years.[/ms_person][/ms_column][ms_row]

Resources

If you just want to do some preliminary research yourself, here are a couple great resources to get you started:

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[ms_column style=”1/2″ class=”” id=””]How much can I afford?[ms_document url=”http://703realestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/mortgagequalifyingwkshts.pdf” width=”400″ height=”500″ responsive=”yes” viewer=”google” class=”” id=””][/ms_document](Courtesy of Freddie Mac)[/ms_column]
[ms_column style=”1/2″ class=”” id=””]Mortgage Comparison Shopping Sheet[ms_document url=”http://703realestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/worksheet.pdf” width=”400″ height=”500″ responsive=”yes” viewer=”google” class=”” id=””][/ms_document](Courtesy of the Federal Reserve)[/ms_column]
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