Zillow Advice: Buying Process - my girlfriend and i are looking into buying our first home. What programs are still out there for fi http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Thanks for the question. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ Thanks for the question. &nbsp;Banks can pre-qualify you for the $ amount. &nbsp;You can also look to build new if you cannot find what you like. Sat, 12 Oct 2013 14:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ 2013-10-12T14:47:00Z First, I would recommend ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ First, I would recommend that you get in touch with your bank to meet with a loan officer. You may also meet with the mortgage representatives recommended by some of the bigger residential real estate agencies. Many big agencies have mortgage representatives in house who can work with you to determine how much you can qualify for. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ 2013-01-12T18:27:00Z I suggest that you meet with ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ I suggest that you meet with loan officers at 2 local.&nbsp; Some local banks have special programs from tim-to-time.&nbsp; You can, also, obtain a Pre-Approval, so you know how much you&nbsp;can reasonable afford&nbsp;to pay for your first.&nbsp; When you hve the Pre-approval, it's time for you to find a Buyers' Agent to represent your interests in finding your ideal (never perfect) home.&nbsp; The Buyers' Agent is at no cost to you, he/she is paid a commission by the Seller. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ 2013-01-12T15:15:00Z This is not totally related ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ This is not totally related to your question, but if you are buying property with someone you are not married to - do make sure to talk to an attorney to have something in place for when you want to liquidate the property. It will save a lot of headaches down the road. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 14:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ 2013-01-12T14:48:00Z Get in touch wtih at least ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ Get in touch wtih at least two mortgage brokers and they will run your financial profiles and advise you what is the best loan program for you.&nbsp; Good luck! Sat, 12 Jan 2013 13:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ 2013-01-12T13:15:00Z Are you asking about first ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ Are you asking about first time buyer loans? [removed by Zillow moderator] Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ 2013-01-12T12:58:00Z It's a great time to be buying. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ It's a great time to be buying. Before you start house-shopping, your first stop in the process should be with your bank or credit union to get pre-qualified for a mortgage. They'll run your credit, income &amp; expense figures and will be able to tell you what product would best suit your needs.&nbsp; Good luck.<br/><br/>James Iorio<br/>Hasson Company Realtors<br/>Portland, Oregon<br/> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/my-girlfriend-and-i-are-looking-into-buying-our-first-home-What-programs-are-still-out-there-for-fi/474104/ 2013-01-12T08:26:00Z