Zillow Advice: Using Zillow - Looking for a house with land and possible detached garage/storage area in Maple Valley area http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-house-with-land-and-possible-detached-garage-storage-area-in-Maple-Valley-area/329716/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate First get pre approved for ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-house-with-land-and-possible-detached-garage-storage-area-in-Maple-Valley-area/329716/ First get pre approved for your loan not just pre qualified. Next use an agent who knows who to write an offer so it maximizes you situation. As a real estate agent and a loan officer my clients get this advise. Finding a home like you described will not be hard. But making sure the offer and your loan are the best available is a bit harder. I always have the seller pay your closing costs. If you are a veteran you can buy for a true zero down, If you need an FHA loan then you will need at least 3.5% down. Remember that you will have the down payment and closing costs so the real amount you have to put down depends on how the offer is structured. In this market a well written offer will ask for 6%&nbsp; of the sales price back to you for your loan costs and quite possibly an interest rate buy down. With 19+ years in both fields I will be glad to answer any questions you may have at no obligation. My contact info is in my profile. Sun, 18 Apr 2010 04:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-house-with-land-and-possible-detached-garage-storage-area-in-Maple-Valley-area/329716/ 2010-04-18T04:37:00Z First get pre approved for ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-house-with-land-and-possible-detached-garage-storage-area-in-Maple-Valley-area/329716/ First get pre approved for your loan not just pre qualified. Next use an agent who knows who to write an offer so it maximizes you situation. As a real estate agent and a loan officer my clients get this advise. Finding a home like you described will not be hard. But making sure the offer and your loan are the best available is a bit harder. I always have the seller pay your closing costs. If you are a veteran you can buy for a true zero down, If you need an FHA loan then you will need at least 3.5% down. Remember that you will have the down payment and closing costs so the real amount you have to put down depends on how the offer is structured. In this market a well written offer will ask for 6%&nbsp; of the sales price back to you for your loan costs and quite possibly an interest rate buy down. With 19+ years in both fields I will be glad to answer any questions you may have at no obligation. Sun, 18 Apr 2010 04:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-house-with-land-and-possible-detached-garage-storage-area-in-Maple-Valley-area/329716/ 2010-04-18T04:35:00Z Have you been pre-qualified ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-house-with-land-and-possible-detached-garage-storage-area-in-Maple-Valley-area/329716/ Have you been pre-qualified with a lender yet? You should look to see if you are able to buy before you go out home shopping. Fri, 16 Apr 2010 03:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-house-with-land-and-possible-detached-garage-storage-area-in-Maple-Valley-area/329716/ 2010-04-16T03:31:00Z Hi George,I have seen several ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-house-with-land-and-possible-detached-garage-storage-area-in-Maple-Valley-area/329716/ Hi George,<br/><br/>I have seen several listings with exactly what you are describing in&nbsp;and around Maple Valley. Does your family have a preference on the school district they want to attend? And is Black Diamond a possibility? or Covington? <br/><br/>You can contact me at [content removed by moderator]<br/> Fri, 16 Apr 2010 01:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-house-with-land-and-possible-detached-garage-storage-area-in-Maple-Valley-area/329716/ 2010-04-16T01:01:00Z Hey George,I'd be happy to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-house-with-land-and-possible-detached-garage-storage-area-in-Maple-Valley-area/329716/ Hey George,<br/><br/><br/>I'd be happy to help you. There are a lot of properties right now with detached garages. &nbsp;We'll send them to you if you want to send me an email. &nbsp;My contact info is on my profile. Mon, 01 Mar 2010 19:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-for-a-house-with-land-and-possible-detached-garage-storage-area-in-Maple-Valley-area/329716/ 2010-03-01T19:21:00Z