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Home Buying 101 - #4 Find a Home

Look for the Right Home

Make a list of the things you'll need to have in the house. Ask yourself how many bedrooms and bathrooms you'll need and get an idea of how much space you desire. How big do you want the kitchen to be? Do you need lots of closets and cabinet space? Do you need a big yard for your kids and/or pets to play in?

Once you've made a list of your must-have's, don't forget to think about the kind of neighborhood you want, types of schools in the area, the length of your commute to and from work, and the convenience of local shopping. Take into account your safety concerns as well as how good the rate of home appreciation is in the area.

Home Buying 101 - #3 Find the Right Lender

Find the Right Lender

To find the right mortgage lender It's best to shop around. Get recommendations from your friends and family and check with the Better Business Bureau. Talk to at least three or four mortgage lenders. Ask lots of questions and make sure they have answers that satisfy you. Make sure to find someone that you are comfortable with and who makes you feel at ease.

Once you have the right mortgage lender, make sure you at least get a pre-approval. Pre-qualifications are only a guess based on what you tell the lender and are no guarantee, whereas a pre-approval will give you a better idea of how big a loan you qualify for. The lender will actually pull your credit and get more information about you. However, you could even take it one step further by getting an actual approval before you start home shopping. That way, when you're ready to make an offer, it will make the sale go much quicker. Besides, your offer will look more appealing than other buyers since your financing is guaranteed.

20th Annual Sea Isle City Polar Bear Plunge

This year, Sea Isle City celebrates a long standing tradition. The 20th Annual Polar Bear Plunge! It's a long weekend of fun beginning February 14th Plunge with the crowing of it's queen, kind, princess and prince. The plunge itself takes place February 15th at 2 pm on 40th St and the Beach. The masses will gather to witness the annual event where brave individuals take that faithful leap in to the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The chaotic scene is an image that will live with you for many years to come. Registration for the plunge is $25 with all proceeds going to sponsor Sea Isle City's Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization. Sea Winds of Sea Isle Realty Services would like to welcome everyone coming to town to partake in this special weekend. Contact an agent today for 2014 Polar Bear Plunge rentals.