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BUY A HOME

YOUR Goose Creek DREAM HOME.

You’re ready to buy that dream home — and we’re here to help.

YOUR Goose Creek DREAM HOME.

You’re ready to buy that dream home — and we’re here to help.

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a seasoned veteran, the mortgage process can seem confusing and overwhelming. Here at Premier Nationwide Lending of Goose Creek, we make sure it’s not.

Our goal is to make buying a house easy, simple and enjoyable — and the Premier Nationwide Lending of Goose Creek team ensures that every step of the way.

Want to know what you’re in for? Ready to get the home buying process? Premier Nationwide Lending of Goose Creek has you covered with this step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Plan it out.

Before you can commence buying that Goose Creek dream home, you first need to get with your family members and establish your home buying plan. That means setting your goals, narrowing down your search criteria, and understanding your budget. You’ll also need to set a timeline or when you want to buy the house and outline how you’ll cover the up-front costs, like your down payment, closing costs and moving expenses.

Finally, you should take time to vet potential home buying vendors, too. Research mortgage lenders who serve Goose Creek, as well as real estate agents, home inspectors and other pros you’ll need along the way.

Before you can commence buying that Goose Creek dream home, you first need to get with your family members and establish your home buying plan. That means setting your goals, narrowing down your search criteria, and understanding your budget. You’ll also need to set a timeline or when you want to buy the house and outline how you’ll cover the up-front costs, like your down payment, closing costs and moving expenses.

Finally, you should take time to vet potential home buying vendors, too. Research mortgage lenders who serve Goose Creek, as well as real estate agents, home inspectors and other pros you’ll need along the way.

Step 2: Study up on your mortgage options.

Mortgage loans come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to understand your options, as well as what will work with your budget, home buying goals and long-term financial scenario.

Here are some mortgage decisions you’ll need to make:

  • Type of loan – Will you use an FHA, conventional, USDA or VA loan? FHA loans can be helpful for first-time home buyers as well as those with less-than-perfect credit. USDA loans are great if you’re buying in one of Goose Creek’s more rural areas, and VA loans are designed specifically for military members. Your lending company can help you determine the best type of mortgage loan for your needs.
  • Fixed-rate or adjustable-rate – Fixed-rate loans have higher interest rates but offer more long-term stability in payments. Adjustable-rate mortgages come with lower up-front rates but may fluctuate over time. Check out our mortgage dictionary to learn more about these terms.
  • Term length – How long do you want to pay off the loan? Also, how long do you plan to stay in the home? These factors should both influence your loan decision.
  • Points – Points are up-front fees you can pay in order to lower your interest rate. This may save you cash if you plan to stay in the home long enough.


You should also pull your credit report and gauge how it might impact your mortgage options. Though a lower credit score and poor credit history can often mean higher interest rates, they don’t preclude you from getting a loan. If you have less-than-ideal credit, talk to a Goose Creek loan officer about what mortgage options you have, and consider working on boosting your score before applying for your loan.

Step 3: Gather your paperwork and get prequalified for your loan.

The next step toward buying a home requires gathering some important financial and job-related documentation (check out our loan checklist to see exactly what items.) Once you have these in order, get in touch with a South Carolina mortgage company and start the prequalification process. This usually requires basic information about your income, credit and the type of house you’re looking to buy.

If you meet the lender’s minimum requirements, you’ll get a prequalification letter detailing how much of a loan you’ll likely qualify for. You can use this to guide your home search and as a way to stand out from other buyers currently on the Goose Creek market.

Step 4: Locate that Goose Creek dream home.

As soon as you have the prequalification in hand, you can start the home search. Contact your chosen Goose Creek real estate agent, give them your budget and criteria, and start shopping and touring homes. Be sure to bring our Homebuyer Checklist along to stay on track.

When you’ve found “the one,” work with your agent to put an offer on the property and negotiate a deal. Once the seller accepts, your lending company can begin processing your loan and moving you toward closing.

Step 5: Work with your mortgage company on your loan.

At this step in the mortgage process, you’ll need to hand over all that documentation you gathered in Step 3. Your loan officer may also request additional paperwork, and they will probably need to verify your employment with your boss or HR manager. When these requests come up, be sure to act quickly to avoid delaying your loan.

If all goes as planned, you’ll be signing those closing papers within just a few weeks. Once your funds are transferred to the seller, you’ll get your keys and are free to move into the home.

Premier Nationwide Lending of Goose Creek Is With You For Life

At Premier Nationwide Lending of Goose Creek, we’re not like other mortgage companies. We won’t earn your trust only to hand you off to some stranger the minute your loan closes. Instead, we’ll be your lender for life. Today, tomorrow and beyond, the Premier Nationwide Lending of Goose Creek team will be here for anything you need.

If you’re ready to get the home buying process started, reach out to Premier Nationwide Lending of Goose Creek today. We’re regularly voted one of the best mortgage lenders in the South Carolina, and we’d honored to show you why.