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It’s Home-Buying Season. Are You Ready for the Competition?

2018-05-11

Spring and summer are the homebuyer’s most popular seasons — with warm temperatures making a new home search more appealing, and military families preparing for a change of duty station. With so many potential buyers looking for a home, the competition to find the right home for you can be a real challenge. That’s where AAFMAA Mortgage Services LLC (AMS) can help. We strive to assist the military community to navigate the home-buying process — making it an easier, smoother experience for you.

Here are a few tips to consider as you begin your home search:

Clarify Your Budget

While many houses on the market may seem like your dream home, it is important to keep a realistic mindset. Interest rates on the rise could impact your purchasing power. So to be really prepared, you must assess both your needs and your budget before you begin looking at homes that may or may not be a good match. A great way to start is by using the AAFMAA Mortgage Calculators to help you plan your budget.

Get Pre-Approved

Many sellers and their Realtor® prefer buyers who have already been pre-approved for a mortgage, as it provides security that the deal likely won’t fall through. Get pre-approved to find out the maximum amount of money you can borrow and also get a competitive edge against buyers who don’t have pre-approval letters.

Bring in the Pros

Since AMS exclusively serves the military community, we are fully aware of your unique needs in purchasing a home — whether you have a short timeline because of a deployment, or you’re PCSing, or you’re a veteran who is looking to put down roots and purchase a forever home. 

Start You Home Purchasing Journey

AMS is passionate about serving you and your military family and we strive to provide you with individualized service. The best way to get started is to fill out our application or call 844-4-AAFMAA ((844) 422-3622) to speak with one of our licensed mortgage professionals.

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