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Check your credit score and pay down any debt you can. Don't create any new debt. -E.C.


Be patient as it can be a long and tedious process. -O.W.


You may be able to afford it sooner than you think. -A.A.


Have a lot of money put  to the side but not stress about the final numbers to bring to the actual closing. -L.A.


Make sure you have a reliable team (realtor, attorney, mortgage broker). -E.H.


Feel free to look around more and not rush - you have to find the right one for you (goes even for the parties you work with). -Anon.


Do your research on loan type and buying from HUD. -Anon.


Good credit is paramount. - J.L.


Do some research before starting the process. Understanding some of the terms and meaning would make the process easier. - R.H.


Get your paperwork in order. - J.B.


Call Dante Royster. My experience was great. He is very responsive and open to explaining each step of the process. - J.M.


Search around for a loan officer. Never just settle with one. - B.R.


Have a checklist for "all" documents required prior to initiating action forward. - B.C.


Become familiar with the loan process prior to pre-approval. Gather all docs such as statements, job history, etc. - T.R.


Let Dante Royster be your loan officer. He will get it done. - A.C.


I would recommend to do the home buyer online course. It was very helpful when trying to understand all the home buying terms. - V.A.


I would recommend more transparency and support for those who are new to the process. - E.M.


Buyer must remain patient. There are a lot of factors that are out of your control. Trust the process! - D.R.


All inspections are completed and signed off by the village. - S.S.


Stay connected with your realtor and broker. - T.R.


Mr. Royster is very considerate and patient. -D.C.


Overall, it was a nerve-racking experience but I would do it all over again with Dante. -M.K.


I would recommend meeting your agent in person for a consultation. -C.C.


Scheduling a meeting regarding closing expectations a week before closing would be helpful but I was thankful for our talk! -C.B.


I never thought I would be here today, signing papers to close on my own home. I feel great. Thank you to the entire team. -M.B.


I would recommend Dante to work with everybody. -G.W.


Ensure that credit is in good standing with minor infractions that can be corrected easily. -A.S.


Look for a great location with low property taxes and good schools. -G.E.