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Hill Country and Highland Lakes Real Estate Blog by Jeff Spears, 6 ' 7" Tall.
Get Ready to Buy

Here are my suggested steps if you are ready to enter this buyer's market:

- Find the right agent - No surprise, I suggest myself.

- Use calculators, such as those on my website, to help determine your budget.  The current low interest rates likely allow you to afford more than you thought.

- Get pre-qualified with a lender.  It is free and easy.  Any offer to purchase should include a pre-qualified letter.  I recommend using lenders local to the area as they know about any special conditions and have good access to local appraisers.

- Search for property using the multiple tools available online.  You'll find great search options on my website.

- Tell your agent what you want and let them search the MLS.  The MLS tools are much more detailed than consumer online tools.

- Make an appointment to view homes in person.  Talk to your agent about the area extensively.

- Learn more about the area using tools like my Area Information page.

- Don't be afraid to make an offer.  These are non-binding when structured properly and are the only way to find out the real price a seller will accept.

Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2010 11:42 AM by Jeff Spears
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