Our experience as a first time home-buyer was excellent! Susan was amazing and is very knowledgeable! She responds to emails/texts quickly and is compassionate on the needs of her clients. We were really impressed with how smooth the process went in finding and ultimately closing escrow on our dream home. I would definitely recommend Susan Van Wig as your realtor
-- MH Norwalk
Susan is amazing! We knew she would be our realtor when we realized she has all the important connections; she was able to get us into see all the homes we wanted immediately while other realtors would tell us that it would take them a few days. What's more, she is very knowledgeable; Susan was able to calm us down when an emotional seller agent threatened to put our house back on the market two weeks into escrow; she let us know that what he was doing was illegal and informed us of all of our legal options. Finally, she is very prompt with responding to emails and phone calls. We felt very taken care of as first time buyers -- JO Lakewood
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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.