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Buying a Home in Florida

Julia Vakulenko

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Florida borders Alabama in the northwest and Georgia in the northeast. It is a state with diverse weather changes including tropical and humid subtropical climates. Florida is the fourth most populated State in the US.

When buying a home in Florida, one has to take into account many considerations such as the type of home one intends to purchase, the amount of funds one has, the location of the home one intends to buy, neighborhood and how they will buy the home either by taking out a mortgage or by cash.

Mortgage systems in Florida

There are numerous mortgage companies in Florida, which are helpful in assisting one buy the home of their choice. There are agents for home financing who help with processing, locating, and submitting one's home credit package to the lender. They also assist one in finding the lowest rates of interest and credit charges. The limitation with direct lenders is that they lack access to the offers of other lenders. Florida's mortgage companies make work easier for the buyer by finding the best mortgage for ones situation. target="_new"

Points to note

For first time homebuyers, it is an obligation to give the mortgage broker accurate information. The loan application form along with other documents should be filled accurately before the final signing. The vital point is to know the terms and conditions of the mortgage prior to signing it.

It is wise to compare the mortgage interests charged by different mortgage companies. This is an easy task because it only requires one to make a number of telephone calls to various mortgage companies and inquire about their mortgage interest fees. To be on the safe side, one should ask for a good faith approximate form when buying a home mortgage since the interest charges differ from company to company. It is a Florida law requirement that a prospective homebuyer receive the good faith approximate form within 3 days of applying for a loan. Buying a home in cash is cheaper in the end as there is no interest charge rendered.

Foreclosed homes

These are homes which are repossessed by the mortgage companies after the buyer is unable to pay the mortgage as per the agreement form. Such homes are sold cheaply to avoid auctioning. Those who have the ability to purchase immediately easily acquire foreclosed homes. There are companies that only focus on selling or buying foreclosed homes. These can be a great resource for people looking to purchase homes at a cheaper rate.

Julia Vakulenko is a licensed broker associate with Realty. She has one of the hardest working Tampa Real Estate team in Florida.


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