Jeff’s Carlsbad Blog for First Time Home Buyers


Do You Have A Buying Strategy? You Should for 2009

Posted in Due Diligence,House Hunting by Jeff Dowler on December 30, 2008
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If you are considering buying a home in 2009, or perhaps have been working on it but it hasn’t happened, you might want to do some planning.

What IS your real estate buying strategy?

Do you HAVE a strategy or are you going to just go about it haphazardly?

Consider the following:

DON’T IGNORE THE INTEREST RATES

Interest rates are historically low and there are predictions of 4.5%. It’s worthwhile checking into what programs you can qualify for and what this means financially for your monthly budget. Be aware that loan qualification requirements remain very tight and a good number of folks may simply not qualify for the lowest rates, or at all.

UNDERSTAND NEW LOAN LIMITS AND CHANGES AND GET PRE-APPROVED…

You can read the rest of this article on my ActiveRain blog.

If I can provide more information about Carlsbad and surrounding areas, or the housing market in general, or otherwise assist you in your homes search, please contact me by phone or text at (760) 840-1360 or email me at JDowler@remax.net.

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