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Pre-Approval vs Pre-Qualification

"Why you need an approval rather than just a pre-qualification."

  • ​Pre-Qualification is not a true approval but the initial step in a home loan process where you discuss your financial situation with a loan officer - nothing is verified
  • ​Pre- Approval is where the buyer provides the lender with the necessary documents to tell them what they are approved for, which loan option is the best for them and what the interest rate will be

10 Must Not’s When Buying a Home

"Avoid doing these things."

  • ​Don’t change jobs; becoming self employed or quit current job
  • ​Don’t buy a vehicles
  • ​Don’t use any charged cards or let your accounts fall behind
  • ​Don’t spend money you saved for closing
  • ​Don’t omit any debt or liabilities from your loan application

How Much Money Do I Need To Purchase a New Home?

"Depending on what kind of loan you get will determine how much money you need."

  • There are various loans and grants to qualify to purchase a home

Tips to Get Your Offer Accepted 

"How to get your offer accepted over other 'buyer's offers"

  • ​Make sure you offered a competitive price on a home
  • ​Put down a larger earnest money deposit
  • ​Let the seller know that you have not written offers on any other properties

Thinking About Buying A Home

"The first step is finding a Realtor you can trust."

  •  Finding a Home
  • ​Going under contract
  • ​Inspections

Under Contract, Now What?

"Be mindful of the contract deadline"

  • ​Earnest Money is Delivered
  • ​Inspections are completed
  • ​Title Work is done
  • ​Stay in touch with your Lender

Under Contract, Now What?

"Most people are afraid that it will cost them thousands and thousands of dollars to purchase a home in Brentwood."

  • There are various loans and grants to qualify to purchase a home

Thinking About Buying A Home

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  • ​Make sure you offered a competitive price on a home
  • ​Put down a larger earnest money deposit
  • ​Let the seller know that you have not written offers on any other properties

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Carol Vanlandingham | Your Trusted Real Estate Adviser

CO DRE#100071311 | CA DRE#02200580

Meet Carol Vanlandingham

Carol, obtained her real estate license and commenced her journey with a boutique brokerage in Boulder, CO. As her business expanded across various locations, she found a perfect fit in eXp Realty, aligning with business partners who elevated her business to new heights. Presently residing in Erie ,Co.

She holds real estate licenses in both California and Colorado, passionately serving clients in these states.


She believes that everyone deserves the right to have professional representation when purchasing or selling real estate.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT HOMES BY CAROL

"A Smooth Process"

We had moved to Colorado for a new job. We had been renting for a few years before we were ready to purchase a home.

Carol walked us through each step of the home buying process, from searching for a home, to getting prequalified, to making a competitive offer and going under contract. Buying a home can be stressful and Carol was able to answer all of our questions through each step of the process. We made it to the closing table and now our family has a place to call HOME!

Thank you for helping us through
this process Carol.  



- Charles and Teresa

"I happen to KNOW a great realtor"

Carol my friend and realtor, transformed my home into a model-home & the photos were amazing. I had multiple showings and got an offer that was above list price. It was under contract so quickly that I was able to purchase a brand new home and pick out many features at the design center. If you are Selling or Buying, I would highly recommend using Carol.



- Tori

"The BEST and highly RECOMMENDED"

We were finally ready to sell our family home after 15 years and Carol knew exactly how to help us. From pricing our home so that we had lots of interest, to marketing and staging, she had each step covered.

She had vendors that she referred us to when we had to get items repaired after the inspection. We closed on the sale of our home and went under contract on a new home that was under construction. There were many delays in getting our new home to completion, but Carol was by our side each step of the way. We would defiantly recommend Carol to anyone looking to Sell or Buy a home.


- Jack & Carol

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