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Feb 27, 2018
How Seller Concessions Can Save You Thousands When you're looking to buy your first home, the number of terms thrown around can seem pretty daunting. Most of the time, these words are fancy ways of saying you owe more money, but if you hear the words "Seller Concessions," you might want to pay attention. What are Seller Concessions? When you're buying a home through a mortgage lender, your bank...
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Feb 21, 2018
A home is often the biggest single purchase that a person makes in his or her lifetime. The United States census recently placed the average sales price of a new home at nearly $400,000, and the median value of a residential property is currently calculated at $218,000. The total price range is much larger and can reach well into the millions in some markets. Considering the size of this expens...
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Feb 8, 2018
If a sizable down payment is the only obstacle between you and your first home, good news awaits. You might believe that you need to build up a 20% down payment to buy a home, but that’s not true in most cases, especially for first-time home buyers. You might be able to get a no (or very low) down payment mortgage if you know where to look. The pros and cons of a larger down payment There are s...
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Jan 31, 2018
Are you ready to buy a house but not sure how much you can afford? Don’t start house shopping without a set budget – it can lead to frustration and wasted time. To know what’s in your price range and shop smart, you need a mortgage pre-approval letter. What’s a Mortgage Pre-approval?  The pre-approval is a letter that proves a bank or lender vetted your credit and you’re eligible for a home mor...
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Jan 16, 2018
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions of your life—no pressure! The good news is that doing your research in advance will pay off for you big time. In this blog, we’ll go over a few ways that you can save time and money when going through the home purchase process.  How to Save Money When Buying a Home 1. Do the Math on Renting vs. Buying The “American dream” of homeownership is definit...
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