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Brett Meade, Realtor, Seattle Coldwell Banker Bain, 206-300-2763.

Brett Meade, Realtor, Seattle Coldwell Banker Bain, 206-300-2763.

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  • 1. Buying Your New Home with Brett Meade
    When using a Coldwell Banker® Sales Associate, you will feel confident your searchfor a new home will be very successful.
    Let’s get started!
  • 2. Steps to Get Started
    Determine your budget and how much you can afford.
    Get pre-approved for a mortgage.
    • When applying, you’ll most likely need to furnish:
    Two most recent pay stubs.
    W-2 forms for the past two years.
    Federal tax returns for the past two years.
    Last two months bank statements.
    Long-term debt information such as credit cards, auto loans etc.
  • 3. Getting Approved
    A lender will check your credit to see if you’re a good candidate for a loan.
    If your credit rating is poor, there are things you can do to improve it.
    Make sure the report is correct. If not, call to fix it.
    Begin to pay your bills on time.
    Use two to four credit cards so you can keep track of them.
    Keep a separate checking and savings account.
    Keep the same job for a few years.
  • 4. Pre-Approved vs. Pre-Qualified
    • Pre-Approved: confirmation the lender will give you a commitment to support your purchase.
    • 5. Pre-Qualified: an estimate of what you can afford.
    Being pre-approved makes you a more attractive candidate to the seller when making an offer.
  • 6. Deciding On A Mortgage
    Fixed Rate Mortgage: the interest rate stays the same for the entire term of the loan.
    Adjustable Rate Mortgage: the interest rate is linked to a financial index and may fluctuate with market conditions. As such, payments may vary over the life of the loan.
  • 7. Calculating Your Budget
    To estimate your budget, add up your total financial worth and then subtract all the cost in the purchase.
    Some expenses you may carry:
    Down payment
    Mortgage
    Insurance
    Taxes
    Points
    Attorney’s fees
  • 8. The Fun Begins
    Before you search for your dream home, some things you should consider:
    Size of property
    Type of neighborhood you desire
    Quality of school system
    Nearby public transportation
    Urban or suburban
  • 9. Multiple Listings
    Open Houses & Special Features
    As your Coldwell Banker®Sales Associate, Ican show you every home available on the market that meets your specific needs.
  • 10. Online Access
    coldwellbanker.com provides access to over 600,000 properties. You can also find our properties on your smartphone!
    A few unique features include …
  • 11. Online Access
    • Home File: this will let you quickly and easily save listings, get email alerts, run automated searches, and more.
    • 12. The Learn Section: this provides helpful articles, tips and tools for buyers such as guidelines for inspections and home maintenance costs.
    • 13. Neighborhood Information: you’ll learn about the details of any neighborhood that interests you
  • Writing the Offer
    Once you’ve found the perfect home, I will write up the offer and ensure all paperwork and activities are completed so you can close on your property.
  • 14. The Closing
    This is the meeting where the transaction is finalized. I will guide you through all closing procedures to make your home officially yours.
  • 15. Dear Seattle home buyer,
    I’d like to interview for the job of being your Realtor. With over 8 years of real estate experience, I’m fully prepared to address the hundreds of issues that can come up in the process of purchasing a home or condo. Please call 206-300-2763 to discuss your real estate questions and concerns.
    Brett Meade206-300-2763www.brettmeade.combrett@brettmeade.com