Now! If you are planning on purchasing a home, the very first thing that you should do is begin to screen lenders who can help you with the financing of the purchase. We have several lenders in our Business Directory that we can refer you to ... each one works a little differently and specializes in some different loan programs.
As a general rule, we don't begin to show houses to potential buyers until they have spoken with a lender and gotten at least a pre-qualification letter to us. There's a very good reason for that ... we want to know that you can afford the homes that you will be looking at. The worst thing that can happen is for you to have us show you homes priced at $200,000 and then have your lender tell you that you can only afford to spend $150,000. Falling in love with a home that you can't afford is a really bad feeling!