Parents talked me into buying a place here in Cali. I'm currently trying to read the legal document. And it's important, because the offer, if accepted by the Seller, becomes a binding legal contract.
Narf. It's hard. And kinda stressful - there's ways to mess up and lose the non-trivial (10K+) deposit I'm putting down (goodwill gesture of sorts towards the Seller to show I'm serious about this).
I have been approved for a mortgage from ING Direct. Or Pre-approved? There's still documents I need to sign and send to them (a few IRS forms, recent paystubs, recent 2 year W2s, past federal tax returns...)