Before you begin shopping for properties or comparing mortgage options, you need to make sure you’re ready to be a homeowner.
1. What's your DIT?
Before you begin shopping for properties or comparing mortgage options, you need to know your DTI. Debt-to-income (DTI) ratio is another financial instrument lenders use to evaluate your loan application. DTI helps your lender see how much of your monthly income is already going to debt so they can evaluate the amount of mortgage debt you can take on.
2. Get Preapproved For A Mortgage
When you’re ready to start house hunting, it’s time to get preapproved for a mortgage. When you apply, your lender will give you a preapproval letter that states how much you’re approved for based on your credit, assets and income. You can show your preapproval letter to your real estate agent so they can help you find homes within your budget.
3. Find The Right Real Estate Representation For You. (Already done)
A real estate agent represents you and helps you understand how to buy a house. Your agent will show you properties, write an offer letter on your behalf and assist in negotiations. Real estate agents are local market experts and can also advise you on how much to offer for each property.