Before you get wrapped up in the excitement of buying a home, you need to prepare for things you may run up against in the mortgage application process. Following the steps below could save you tens of thousands of dollars or even mean the difference in whether you can buy your dream home or not.
C.Are you prepared to run a business? Owning real estate (unless it’s your personal residence) requires you to run a business that you may not consider a valuable use of your time.
If you live in a high crime zone, you definitely need a security system and you’ll have higher home insurance rates. If you are moving to a new community, find out the crime rating of that community. Consult your insurance agent for advice. This is necessary because insurance companies have criteria for zoning home into low crime or high crime areas. If you end up getting a home in a high crime area, you need to install a home security system. This would help lower your rates.
Elderly people are authorized to defer property taxes in Oregon. This is a good help to whoever has a quite stretched budget. Just remember though, whenever the title is transferred, or a home refinance loan is conducted on the home, the property taxes will need to be taken current.
When you find yourself 62 or older and have a bit of equity in your residence, a reverse mortgage can work for your needs. What you’ll be able to get is dependent on how old you are as well as the mortgage rates. Speak to a trained specialist if you would like to obtain an estimate on how much you can receive and what it will set you back.
So what kinds of insurances are there? Well the most generic are fire insurance, home insurance and property insurance. Fire insurance covers fire-related accidents. Let’s say, for example, you were cooking and left the stove. The tank exploded and the next thing you know, your house is on fire. You can get your fire insurance’s monetary cover and can get to start a new. You might have lost a lot, but getting a little money would be nice so you can at least do something. Next is home insurance. This is similar to fire, but with a wider coverage, and not just fire. The tsunami in Japan for example where houses have been destroyed by the strong influx of water will be covered by home insurance. Finally, empty property insurance which involves stuff that is inside the house.
If a fire starts in your home the first rule is get everyone out of the house. Follow your evacuation plan if possible and get as far away as possible. Once you have gotten out of the home, go to a neighbour’s and call 911. Never go back into a burning house. Remember to stay low, cover your mouth and nose with your clothing and test doorknobs before you grab them. And always remember the important instructions: Stop, Drop and Roll!
Advance payment of choice is usually between 2-4% of the current asking price of the house. Typical monthly credits vary from 10% -20% of the actual monthly installments. The house itself should be a good area with good options. It should be well maintained with recent updates to windows, roof and furnace.
If you are unsure as to how to proceed with this, you could also approach building insurance advisers. They can guide on the ways to seek appropriate cover. In the eventuality of the building getting destroyed by fire, you could easily make a claim. You need not worry unnecessarily about damage to property.