Work with home Realtors who know the local area well. They will often know about new property on the
market before it becomes officially listed, and they can steer you toward homes that fit your family’s needs and
It’s not a secret that foreclosures and short sales are the cheapest real estate listings available, and there
are experienced investors out there that might be competing against you for property. Make sure to get pre-
approval from a lender for a home loan, so that you don’t find the rug pulled out from under you when someone
else doesn’t need the week you do to close the sale.