National Association of Mortgage Planners
Home Buying Action PlanSuccessful home buying and mortgage attainment is not an event that comes to some people and not to others because of chance or luck. If that’s an idea you've harbored in the past—eliminate it from your mind right now. Successful home buying and mortgage attainment can be predicted, but you must have a plan and follow that plan
If you give a blueprint to a building contractor,do you think that it will be a matter of chance, or luck, that he will complete the structure successfully? Certainly not. He merely begins at the beginning and follows the plan step by step to its completion. It is true for building a modest home, a tall skyscraper, or your dream home.
The Action Plan below is your blueprint for success. If you follow it, successful home buying and mortgage attainment can be yours.
You're probably asking, "Where do I start?"Because of today’s increasingly complex world, The Action Plan is the starting point— follow the time proven logical sequence below and contact your nearest MortgagePlanner.
Complete Financial Inventory
Complete Wants and Needs Assessment
Home Buying Objectives
Understand the role of the lender Use property inspections to your advantage
Understand the appraisal process
Anticipate closing surprises
Know your legal and tax planning needs
Accept marketplace realities
Prepare for your next role as a seller
Obtain Financial Pre-Approval
Hire an attorney
Interview real estate brokers
Develop a negotiating strategy
Inspect available product (homes)supply
Obtain independent appraisal
Conduct necessary home inspections
Re-negotiate important contract terms
Preview closing documents
Close when satisfied
Why use a Mortgage Planner?
Understanding "True Agency"
Smart Home Buying Tactics
Home Buying Action Plan
Questions to Ask - Yourself
Borrower's Bill of Rights
How to Hire a Real Estate Agent
How NOT to Buy a Home!
NAMP Members - Location Map
Mortgage Planning = Savings - Article
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