The Prep Work of Home Buying
Before you start looking for your dream home, it is a good idea to make some preparations!
Build Your Green file.
A green file contains all your important financial documents. You will need it to secure financing for your property. The typical green file should contain:
Recent pay stubs
Tax returns for two years
Copies of leases for investment properties
401K statements, life insurance, stocks, bonds, and mutual account information.
If you don't have all these it's okay, Gather what you can!
Check Your Credit Rating.
Your credit score will have a huge impact on what type of property you can buy, and at what price. It is first recommended to check your credit rating with an experienced lending institution (or your local bank) so that we can determine what you can afford. We will be happy to recommend experienced, knowledgeable lenders in the residential, construction, and commercial and investment real estate fields.
Be Careful With Your Finances.
Now is not a good time to make sudden career changes or large purchases. You want to approach your property purchase from a position of financial stability.