The Twila C. Glenn Group
RE/MAX Realty Professionals, Inc.
1250 N. Mountain Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Office: 717-652-4700
Direct: 717-364-3342
Fax: 717-364-3343
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Twila C. Glenn
717-350-0672
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Buying A Home

 
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~ Getting Pre-Approved
 
~ We are ready...
 
~ Resources
 
~ Videos



Buying a home is one of the largest
investments you'll make in your lifetime. Having an experienced, knowledgeable professional representing you in this transaction just makes good sense.

Buying a home is not like buying a car, a mutual fund or other commodity. It can be a life-changing event. We fully understand the real estate process - and just as important, we understand your local market.

Of course we know the right steps to take, but we can also help you avoid a misstep in your home purchase. If a new freeway is going to be built a few blocks away, we'll probably know it. If you're unsure about school districts, we'll be able to direct you to answers. If you're unsure of a builder's reputation, we'll know how you can confirm it.

A REALTOR also performs another important function: minimizing the emotion involved in a home transaction. Yo
u may be in love with a home, but your agent can point out factors that might not make it right for you.


Getting Pre-Approved
Before you start shopping for a home, you need to work with a lender to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Pre-approval is basically a promise from the lender that you?re qualified to borrow up to a certain amount of money at a specific interest rate. This promise is subject to a property appraisal and other conditions.   More on getting pre-approved...

Several of our preferred lenders offer simple, pre-approval applications you can complete right now, online!

~ Kristen Kost, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 

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Andy Vinarski, Primary Residential Mortgage

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Vicki Mardis, AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union


Top 6 Reasons Mortgage Applications Are RejectedReasons mortgage applications are rejected
Half of refinance applications are abandoned or rejected, as are 30 percent of purchase mortgage applications...  Find out why, so you can address any of these issues that might apply to you.


We are ready to work with you to find the perfect home.

~ Schedule an appointment to:  
  • Receive our complete list of Preferred Lenders.
  • Review our Buyer's Needs Worksheet & Questionnaire.
  • Go through a Buyer's Agency Contract.
  • Begin visiting homes for sale!

Resources

~ RE/MAX Guide to Buying a HomeFit to Buy Guide to Buying a Home
We're here to help. We want to do more than just help you buy a property; we want to teach you everything you need to know to buy your home. So let's get started with a look at all the key considerations for home buyers.

~ First Time Homebuyer Information
Buying your new home is a serious venture. It can be an absolute pleasure or a massive headache. Your house is not just your home, it is a serious investment in the dwelling, the area and your future...

~ Mortgage Rates & Calculator
Current mortgage rates (updated daily) from Zillow.com, as well as a quick calculator to help you determine what your monthly payment will be based on your loan amount, interest rate, estimated taxes and insurance costs...

~ Guide to Buying A Home
If you are like most individuals, your home will be the largest purchase of your lifetime. When you buy a new home or refinance your current home, your decision will not only affect your financial situation, but also your family?s long-term lifestyle. It is important to plan ahead. Whether you are buying or refinancing a home, this publication will help you manage the process...

~ How to Improve Your Credit 
Your credit score is one of the most important factors used to decide whether you will qualify for a major loan and what its terms will be. Every day, many would-be borrowers are denied loans, while consumers with strong credit histories are getting great rates on mortgages, car loans and student loans. Understanding how your credit score is formulated is your first step when applying for a loan...
Deciding which Home is Best for You
~ Buyer's Home Report Card
Use this Free resource to help you evaluate homes you visit to prioritize the qualities and features that will best meet your needs.

~ Realtor.com's How-To Guide: Buying Your First Home
Now's the time to ask yourself: Do I know what I want? Do I have the money? Is my financial house in order?...

~ Realtor.com's 10 Steps to Home Ownership
One of the keys to making the home-buying process easier and more understandable is planning. In doing so, you'll be able to anticipate requests from lenders, lawyers and a host of other professionals. Furthermore, planning will help you discover valuable shortcuts in the home-buying process...
Field Guide to Benefits of Home Ownership
~ Field Guide to the Benefits of Home Ownership
Explores the advantages of home ownership for families and communities.


Videos

~ RE/MAX Fit-to-Buy Program  4 videos
RE/MAX has created a program to assist you through the home buying process.



  • Are You Fit to Buy?
  • Buying a Home: Costs A to Z
  • Selecting the Right Real Estate Agent
  • The Critical Role of a RE/MAX Agent

~ Buyer videos from the Dept. of Housing & Urban Development  3 videos
HUD walks you through how much home you can afford, working with an agent, shopping for a loan, and the closing process.



  • Shopping for Your Home
  • Shopping for Your Loan
  • Closing the Deal

~ What Home Ownership Means to Me
A connection to a community, a dream come true - real families talk about what home ownership means to them.




~ The Home Inspection Process
What to expect and what is involved in a home inspection.






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