Start A Green File which contains all your important financial statements
The first step in buying a home is to start a Green File. A Green File contains all your important financial statements. Regardless of the loan type, lenders will need information about you. Make copies of financial statements; bank accounts, investments, credit cards, auto loans, recent pay stubs and two years’ tax returns.
The second step is to contact a qualified lender and let them guide you. I can help you find a great lender based on your specific situation.
Savings & Debt
If you are buying real estate, try to accumulate funds towards your down payment, closing costs (appraisal, miscellaneous fees, escrow, title insurance, etc.) and expenses such as inspections. Furthermore, try to pay down existing revolving and high interest rate debt like credit cards.
Now is not a good time to change careers, move your money around, or buy big-ticket items. Lenders like stability. So if you are considering any major changes, it pays to meet with a lender and ask them how to proceed before you make any changes!