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Ann Wilkins
Direct: (510) 899-6373
Mobile: (510) 435-6358
Fax: 5103398490
ann.wilkins@sothebysrealty.com

Buyer Information

Whether you are a first time buyer or this will be your third home purchase, below is a great deal of helpful information that will keep you informed during the home buying process.
Finding a Good Agent
What I Can do for You
Benefits of a Buyer's Agent
 
Preparing To Buy a Home
Getting Prepared
First Time Buyers
Renting vs. Owning
How Much Do I Need
What Can I Afford?
Income vs. Debt Ratios
Estimate Your Buying Power
Understanding Your Credit Score
Examining Your Credit History
Getting Pre-Approved
 
Finding A Property
Are You Ready To Find A Property?
Visiting Open Homes
Using A Property Checklist
Other Considerations
 
Making an Offer
The Basics Of Making An Offer
The Purchase Agreement
What You Need To Know
Negotiating
How Much Should I Offer?
 
Finding a Home Loan
What Is A Mortgage?
Typical Mortgage Providers
Choosing A Mortgage
Fixed Rate Mortgages
Adjustable Rate Mortgages
Common Questions
Loan Applications
Loan Application Checklist
The Underwriter
What Will Be Included In My Mortgage Payments?
Your Rights As A Consumer
 
Closing The Deal
What Is Escrow?
The Sale Process
Your Responsibilities
Buyer Disclosures 101
The Loan Process
Closing Costs
Who Pays For What?
The Escrow Process
Property Tax Calendar