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How Complicated Is The Pre-approval Process

It’s quite simple!  Just pick up the phone or send an email to your lender of choice.  There are some great  mortgage loan officers who service the Duncan, Ok, areas.  If you aren't familiar with any just give your Preferred sales associate a call and we will connect you.

The loan officer will ask about your debts, your income, and for permission to run your credit.  Initially, the loan officer will give you a pre-approval letter.  This letter means that based upon the information you provided, that you are approved for XXX amount of home loan.  However, all this info must be verified, as well as job employment.  If this information passes with flying colors, you now have ventured further into your approval process.  For more info READ ON

How Much Money Will I Need To Purchase?

The dream of making a home purchase cannot be realized without some strategic planning such as accumulating enough monies to cover down payment, closing cost, pre-paid, and lender fees.  Whew....that sounds like a lot of money, and it is.  Don't worry; there are a variety of strategic methods that can be utilized to relieve some of this cost.

Before you ambitiously begin your home search and enter into negotiations, you should first take the time to consider how much your out of pocket expenses will be to make the purchase.

The down payment is a percentage amount depending upon the type of loan.  The minimal amount based upon a fixed rate mortgage ranges between 3.5% - 5% of the purchase price.   Other fees include prepaid expenses, closing cost, and lender fees.  And all of these can mount up to be another 3% - 5% of the purchase price.  

So, for example,  A purchase price of $100,000  can require a 3.5% down payment of $3500.00.  And the other expenses can sum up to be another $3500.00 - $5,000.  This is approximate $7,000 - $8,500.00 out of pocket monies you will need.  

However, if you can negotiate the seller to contribute towards your expenses, then much of this cost can be relieved.  And, there may be some special loan options available that can also help to assist with these expenses.  The way to find out is to visit with a mortgage loan officer.

If you are not yet ready to visit with a loan office but would like an estimate of how much monies you will need, we can provide that for you now.  Just send an email requesting this info, and we will email it back to you.  Or, if you prefer, you can schedule a "buyer's consultation" with a Preferred sales associate.  Together we can review the buying process, your expenses, and possible options.

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Thinking about selling? Would you like to know:
1. How much your home can sell for
2. How long it can take to sell
3. How to inspire higher offers
4. How much your selling expenses will be
5. The answers to all of your questions and concerns
For a selling consultation, call Preferred Real Estate 580-470-8100 or one of our sales associates

Preferred sales associates are easily reached and ready to help with your real estate needs.

Chris Bruhne  580-475-1320
Heather Jolley  580-467-4569
Katy Iverson  580-641-0656
Susan Shaffer  580-251-0618
Jerry Shaffer  580-251-0688
Office 580-470-8100

Our office is at 1455 Chisholm Trail Pkwy. in Duncan, Ok.   Walk-ins are welcome between 9 - 4:00 pm.   Appointments can be scheduled for evenings and weekends.  580-470-8100
Preferred Real Estate, Shaffer & Associates