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how do I start the buying proceedure on a home shown on zillow. Is there a link to real estate

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Ask friends and family if they know a good, trustworthy agent. They will guide your from there.
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The First thing you do IS NOT run out and just hire any ol Lender/Agent....

Why? Because this is a very Large Business Transaction and the Selection of an Lender/Agent is an Important one for a lot of different reasons..

Select wisely and take the time to be sure you find the Best Lender/Agent for you...
Become informed..be smart with your money...if there is a good Deal be able to recognize it, if there is a Bad Deal be able to recognize it

Here are some places to start..Check out the info, resources, options you have available to protect yourself..to find what you are looking for..Good Luck


I would suggest you give this Fed. Gov. Site a look, it has all the Current Fed Housing Loans (FHA/Vet/USDA ect.) and you search for specific information, compare options, or take a short questionnaire to determine your eligibility for each program.....Fed Loans..Housing

I would suggest you read the 9 Steps to Homebuying on the Hud site as they are an excellent guide & Resource plus links to your Local Homebuyer Programs....
(Step 3 is interview lenders..Step 5 is interview RE Agents)..
Buying a Home

Check out all this information from the Dept. of Justice Web Site...
Competing Models of Real Estate Brokerage

Consumers Can Save Thousands of Dollars in Commissions

Competition and Real Estate... Real Estate Laws in Your State


You could also make use of the Fed Gov and Banks Sites they have created to allow the Public to view their Properties for Sale/Foreclosure/REO..Get a feel for Prices and different Options

Sites like...HUD Homes...Fannie Mae
You can find the links to all the Gov sites here...Link

Bank sites like....Bank of America...Wells Fargo
You can find links to Bank sites here...Link

For finding Public Records, Property Records, Tax Sales posted ect. you may find this Public Records Search Engine helpful...Check it out
Free Public Records Search Directory

You have options .. become familiar with them..Protect yourself
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Any consumer spending time looking at Zillow "Reviews" has just wasted Time better spent looking a something useful...

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If you need to finance your purchase, you will need an approval letter from a lender, you can provide the approval letter to your realtor,  and your realtor can submit your offer. If you are not working with a realtor or you do not have a lender give me a call at: (contact information removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for more information.)

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Connect yourself with an excellent agent and you are on your way.
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January 10 2012
Thanks for your question "search for".

I would look for an agent in your area on zillow.com and research their past client reviews to see what clients thought of their services.  Can't argue with something straight from the horse's mouth!

Good luck, hope we helped.
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January 10 2012
I would start by getting as much information about the home buying process as possible. Check out these government websites for learning about buying a home:

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/buying_a_home

http://www.freddiemac.com/homeownership/consider_a_home/

http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/helping-homeowners-communities/home-buying-process.html?

You can also check out this resource from NAR

http://www.realtor.com/home-finance/buyers-basics/home-buyers-basics.aspx

Good luck and best wishes!
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January 10 2012
The best way is to contact a realtor and have them check to make sure the home is still for sale, when I have looked on MLS some of the homes were under contract already or sold.  Then if it is still available and you want to purchase it, have the realtor you are going to work with,  write up an Offer of purchase contract for you to sign and then for the seller to look over either to agree or to counter your offer.  If you have anymore questions, please feel free to email me.  There is a lot more involved of course but this should help get you started.
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January 10 2012
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If a home is listed for sale (with a red icon on the map and in the upper left of the home details page), you will find the contact information for the agent or owner at the very bottom of the home details page.

Please be aware most residences on Zillow are not listed for sale.
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