I’m bringing up the whole pre-Koalified -pre approval for a reason… Most people get a pre-approval from the easiest place they can get one and file it away until they need it. What they should have done is spent a bit more time shopping for the best lender for their situation, and needs. Shopping for the best lender once you find a house is a bit too late. Do your shopping while you are looking for your house.
Once you go under contract to buy a house, you don’t have a whole lot of time to do any shopping. I say shopping, but it isn’t all about the best interest rates. Sometimes it is about who has the best loans and programs for your specific needs. It’s also important to shop for who is going to get the job done, gets it done on time for closing, and
SOUTH WEST FLORIDA HOME PRICES ARE ON THE RISE.......
Southwest Florida's single-family home price growth in the third quarter was among the highest in the nation, a new report shows.
Comparing the quarter with the same period a year earlier, the Naples- Marco Island area ranked third while the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area was fourth, according to a report released Thursday by the National Association of Realtors.
Home prices in Naples-Marco Island rose 16.8 percent, to $400,000 from $342,500 a year earlier, the trade group said. Price increases were nearly as high in Cape Coral-Fort Myers -- up 16.7 percent, to $210,000 from $180,000.
The two metro areas were beaten in the rankings by two places just up the coast: Tampa-St.