Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring into the Housing Market

I just watched the Real Estate segment on the Today Show this morning and was, once again, disappointed in their reporting.  True, the First Time/Repeat BuyerTax Credit ends on April 30th and you do need to be under contract by that date...but you don't need "super lawyer powers" to make that happen.  The best way to get a piece of that $8000 tax credit on time is to contact your Realtor.

The Today Show recommends pulling your credit annually to know your FICO score and to fix any errors.  Yes, that's a good idea but just walking in with your credit report in your hand isn't going to help when you're ready to make an offer on a home.  One of the first things we go over with our clients is whether or not they have been pre-approved for a mortgage loan.  We have several mortgage companies that we can recommend and they can easily and quickly get a client the pre-approval letter needed to make their offer more substantial.

Your time is valuable and if you really do want to beat the April 30th deadline, the last thing you want to do after work, soccer practice, homework, and dinner is spend time on Zillow researching different neighborhoods.  Again, contact your Realtor and let me do the researching for you!  Zillow, though a nice concept, does not report the most accurate information.  Your Realtor can give you the most current, up-to-date information on any area you are interested in.

Bottom line is that you don't need to spring into the housing market alone.  Contact us and we'll be with you every step of the way!

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