We had a great experience with Susan! She is open and very easy to chat with and clearly knows her profession's ins and outs. Susan is also a very good person who will look after her client's best interest. Her attentiveness to our needs as first time homebuyers was unmatched. We had a lot of questions and concerns regarding the entire process. Susan, however, made the process virtually painless and was patient enough to explain everything that was happening as the process went along. She returned all our calls and made us feel and showed that she had our best interest at the forefront of the entire purchase process.
If you are looking for a reliable friend that will consistently be there for you until the job is done then contact Susan! We would definitely call her in the future for any of our real estate plans and refer her to our friends.
Hey Susan, thanks again for everything. You were very organized and fast. You knew a lot about your field. I would definitely call you in the future for any of my real estate plans.
Susan was very helpful and accommodating. The process was long, difficult, frustrating and many times disappointing. But she was patient and she took care of us and lead us in every step of finding our first home. She was very honest with giving feedbacks and saying her opinion in any matter that can affect our decision-making. Those inputs (based on years and years of experience) helped and guided us not only in buying a house but also in LIFE. This experience will forever be in our hearts.
I love dealing with Susan. This is my fourth property I've purchased from her. She is a true professional who handles both my personal and professional real estate purchases. Besides being a Long Beach expert she always does very well with sourcing new properties and dealing with banks. Overall a true pleasure to work with.
The name of the game is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. I know it's a cheesy stereotype -- but it's true. You can change almost anything about the home you buy -- Flooring, kitchen, baths, yard, paint. But you can't change the neighborhood. The more you know about your potential home's location the better choice you can make to ensure that you live a happy life. Use this report tool, drive around, talk to neighbors etc. The more you know, the more you know!
Shopping for a home before getting preapproved for a mortgage is the equivalent of walking into a grocery store without a wallet. Yet, the vast majority of homebuyers don't get a loan preapproval for the house hunt. So, what is a preapproval? (For one, a preapproval is different from a prequalification.)
Prequalification: The lender relies on information provided by the buyer to estimate how much the borrower could qualify for.
Preapproval: The lender verifies the borrower's information and documentation to determine exactly how much it would be willing to lend to that borrower.