Where do I start when applying for a home loan?

If you’ve made the decision to purchase a home in the Savannah and Pooler Georgia area your next step may be financing. The State of Georgia has many different options when it comes to first-time homebuyers. There are down payment assistance programs, closing cost programs and financing options for low to moderate income home buyers. These programs may offer up to $8000 for down payment assistance which is typically a tax credit used ahead of time. This financing option does not have to be repaid until the home is sold, refinanced or no longer occupied. If you feel you do not fit into one of these categories you can simply apply for conventional lending.where to get started with a home loan

Talk to a mortgage officer that handles a lot of different types of loans. I can help to guide you in this selection.  Mortgage brokers and officers have access to hundreds of different loan programs and options, much more than a typical bank. You may or may not pay a little bit more in closing costs using a mortgage officer versus a bank, but you may save thousands over the life of the loan by using a mortgage officer that will find the right loan at a lower interest rate.

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One of the first things to do is to speak with the lender on how much home you can afford. Even if you find a home that needs specific lending, this first step is one of the key cornerstones to purchasing a home. If you don’t know how much home you can afford, it is difficult to narrow your search down. It can also be difficult for your real estate agent to offer you the right type of home in your price range.

Once you know how much home you can afford, then the fun begins. Start looking at homes online; my website has all of the local listings and it is updated daily so you know you have the most accurate results in the entire Savannah area. If you feel you’d like to know more about a specific home, simply give me a call or fill out my online form and I would be happy to offer you more information, perhaps a virtual tour or an in-person tour of the home itself. I’m here to answer any questions you have and help you throughout the loan and purchase process.

Call me today to get started. I can put you in touch with a loan officer in our area or answer any questions about the home-buying process and current listings in the Savannah Real Estate market.

Your Savannah Realtor®

Savannah Georgia is a wonderful place to call home and whether you’re buyingselling, or investing in a home, condo, or any property in our area I would be happy to help facilitate the transaction and represent you on your behalf. My specialty is Savannah real estate and because I know the area, the market, the communities and the people, I can make your home buying or selling experience a pleasant venture. Contact me today for more information on how we can get started.