Determining whether to buy or to rent a Sonora California home or Twain Harte real estate is the first priority decision facing people who relocate to these charming communities in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Most people believe that it is always best to buy the Tuolumne County real estate. Yet those who plan to move on in a few years or people who can find Sonora or Twain Harte properties with low rent may be best served by a decision to hold off buying Sonora CA real estate at this time.
Even those few mobile folks, nonetheless, could benefit from investing in these two Mother Lode communities. Following please find the common steps to owning Sonora homes, Twain Harte CA homes, or real estate in Jamestown, Columbia or Mi Wuk Village.
- Study about the process
- Determine your comfortable price range
- Save money for down payment and closing fees
- Establish credit or correct financial problems
- Shop for loans and prequalify
- Find a real estate agent and look at homes to fit your goals
When you find the right property:
- Get disclosures from owner
- Make an offer
- Get house inspected
- Address inspection problems
- Renegotiate terms based on inspection
- Bank will appraise
- Round up title insurance and home insurance
- Close the deal!
This process may take from 30 days to a few years, depending on the financial soundness of the buyer, the negotiating skills of the buyer and Realtor®, the clarity of the title, and seller’s motivation.
Backing up a bit, the buyer needs to get his/her financial house in order. That means coming up with documentation of income and debt to convince the lender to hand over tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. It means being steady and dependable with proven employment or employability. It means cleaning up the credit report, explaining late payments, and paying down debt to make sure the income to debt ratio is acceptable to lenders.
And on the way, it means putting away money up to 20 percent of the mortgage amount or getting approved by a government lending program with a low 3.5 interest rate.
Buying and Selling Properties
For helpful information about buying primary homes, second homes, land, and investment properties in Tuolumne County, call Century 21 Wildwood Properties, Inc. at 209-586-3258 or visit us at www.Century21Wildwood.com. Our qualified agents also provide resources and marketing skills to assist sellers to find the right buyers.
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