The Most Frequently Asked First-Time Homebuyer Questions

I realize it may seem daunting to ask what you feel may be the simple or even, er, “stupid” questions when you are a first-time homebuyer.  But by all means, DO NOT let your “pride” get in the way.

Questions like:

  • What is a pre-approval and how long is it good for?
  • Do I need 20% down?
  • Will applying for a mortgage hurt my credit?
  • Should I shop multiple lenders?
  • What’s the best type of loan to get?
  • When can I lock an interest rate?
  • How much are closing costs?
  • How does my lender get paid?

You’d be surprised to realize how many would love to know these answers and this short, fun video below covers each of them.

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for?

Rob Spinosa
Mortgage Loan Officer

NMLS: 22343 
Cell/Text: 415-367-5959

Marin Office:  700 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 199, Larkspur, CA  94939 

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