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The 10-Step Plan to Buying Your First House in 5 Years


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Getting pre-qualified for a loan will help you understand how much you can afford and even lock in a low-interest rate. "Buyers who have their lender letter in hand to provide to the sellers along with their offer will generally be in a much stronger position to make a successful bid," explains Keith Hickman, a realtor in Los Angeles. This is especially important if you live in a competitive home market where you might be competing against other buyers for the same home. Pre-qualifications are generally good for 90 days, so you may want to wait until you're fully ready to house hunt.

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