"The Power of two"
Begin by meeting with a mortgage broker to find out your buying power. Everyone should have an estimated monthly payment that they are comfortable with before beginning the home buying process. Knowing how much you can afford is crucial, sellers will be more receptive to potential buyers who have been pre-approved. Pre-Approval means that you, the buyer, have actually applied for a mortgage and received a commitment in writing from a lender.
Make your Needs & Wants lists. The first should be a list of things you need (i.e., specific number of bedrooms based of the size of your family, bathrooms, location, etc.). The second list should be your wants or wishes, things that you would like to have, but will not make or break the purchase (hardwood floors, pool, den, large fenced in yard, etc.). These lists will help keep you on track when you are looking at different homes in the area. Additionally, knowing your preferred location(s) is a huge step. If you're picking a home based off future schools for your children or your commute to work it is essential to know the area(s) you'd like to call home -- this is where our expertise in the Tampa Bay area communities will come in handy when assisting you in finding the right location for your needs.
Start your Search for Homes Online or Send Us Your List
Call us at 727-644-9565, email us, or utilize our online MLS search yourself. Don't forgot to check out our listings too.
A big issue today with Internet home search is that many website listings are outdated. However, you can count on searching for homes on our website as we are always up-to-date. Plus, by using the MLS through our website you are given access to ALL current listings in the Tampa Bay area.
Make a list of your favorite homes and request a showing from Angie & Tina. Please remember to give us a much notice as you can for showings -- some homes are occupied and appointments are necessary.
The ultimate decision is yours. We are simply here to help with any questions and to provide you with honest advising at all times. When you decide you want to make an offer on a home, we will research the market to determine, what a fair bid should be. We will then help you through all processes of purchasing your new home. Including, but not limited negotiating on your behalf, writing up the contract, contacting necessary parties involved in
Once the contracts are signed, there is quite a bit of work to do in a short period of time. We will need to get the mortgage process going, have the property inspected and any repairs completed, get the insurance policies started, have the home appraised and surveys completed. We will work closely with you, the title company, the lender, the inspectors, etc. to keep everything on track.
Your whole life, you've worked for these moments of respite; enjoy them buying a home is a rewarding experience, you will learn a lot going through this for the first time and if this is not your first home, you will be impressed with how easy and stress free we make the home buying process. We look forward to working with you on your next Tampa Bay home purchase.
Thank you, for your interest in purchasing your next home with us. Whether you're a first time home-buyer or a seasoned investor, we hope you find the following information to be helpful. We pride ourselves with our home buying system which is focused around providing an experience that is tailored to your individual needs with the least amount of hassle. By selecting Angie & Tina "The Power of Two" as your professional Florida realtors you will find yourself with honest and dedicated realtors who are available to assist you at all times during your home buying experience. Where you decide to put down your roots is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make, let us go to work for you in helping make this process as efficient, stress-free and successful as possible!!
Angela Clark & Tina Shank