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loan-shopppingBuying a home is certainly not cheap—only few buyers have the necessary funds on hand to put down the entire price at once. That being said, loans are generally the way to go when looking to buy a home, but navigating the mortgage market can sometimes be tricky, and just outright confusing. Today, we’re here to offer you a few simple tips on securing the right mortgage for your home, and how you can confidently navigate the market.

The first thing you need to determine when shopping for a loan is how much that you want to spend on a home. As with the golden rule of most things, try not to spend more than you need. Sure, owning a ten-bedroom home on the beach sounds great, but if you can get by with a humble four-bedroom house, opt for the latter. Another thing that you must consider is the state of your credit. It is a topic that we all do not like to talk about, but the better credit you have, the better rate on a loan you can get, so sometimes it might pay off to wait on getting a mortgage and work on improving your credit, as opposed to jumping right in.

Next, you are going to need to determine what type of loan is right for you, and start talking to advisers about it. Generally speaking, the three main type of loans out there are Conventional, Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and Veterans Affair (VA) loans. Most people opt for the first one, but if you qualify, the latter two may provide a better deal based on your financial situation.

Once you have decided on the type of loan, be sure to start comparing different options, and weighing the costs. You wouldn’t walk onto the lot and buy the first car you see, now would you? The same rationality applies to mortgages—shop around, and see what is out there. Competition Law dictates that there is bound to be the best option out there for you when compared to other loans, so be sure to go out and look!

However, through all of this, be sure to confide in advisers every step of the way; this process is a whole lot easier with a support network. Feel free to use your American Dream Realty agent, one of their brokers, financial advisers, and others for input on a loan. The more support you have, the more confident you will be, and the more satisfied you will be once you finally close on your home.

Mortgages can be pretty intimidating, especially to the new prospective-homeowner, but they don’t have to be. Here at American Dream Realty, we cut these scary paperwork-piles down to size, and help you find the best option for you and your family.

Come on in today to see what we can do for you!

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