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Dec 27 2019
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Although they are getting harder to find, foreclosed homes continue to appeal to bargain-minded homebuyers. Since these properties are rarely in pristine condition and are owned by banks motivated to sell them, they can offer an affordable entry into homeownership.   Of course, the condition of the home, competition from investors and a restrictive purchase process… Continue Reading Set Your Expectations for a Successful Foreclosure Search

Dec 23 2019
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A great way to begin the home buying process is to find a location that meets your lifestyle needs. Doing this makes in-home budgetary sacrifices easier, as you’ll still feel nice and cozy living in that optimal neighborhood.  Recreational Activities  Everybody has a hobby they enjoy outside of their homes. Figure out how close that… Continue Reading Location, Location, Location

Dec 19 2019

New homeowners work incredibly hard when hunting for the perfect home. Rarely do they overlook finding the best mortgage rates or lenders, and they never move forward without getting a green light from a trusted home inspector. One neglected home-buying practice, however, is taking a personal inventory of financial responsibilities. Failing to prepare financially after… Continue Reading Financial Mistakes for New Homeowners to Avoid

Dec 17 2019

Don’t fall into the loneliness trap this holiday season. Being far away from loved ones can be painful, but there are plenty of ways to stay active and cheerful through the holiday season.  Video Calls  Quality face time with loved ones is possible even if you’re celebrating in different places. Stay connected through smartphones, tablets… Continue Reading Staying Connected During The Holidays

Dec 12 2019

In recent years, housing affordability has become a common phrase in news coverage and policy discussions throughout the United States. While financial circumstances are always unique to each individual, understanding the factors that impact the ability of an average family to afford a home where they reside is critical.  The most recently released data shows… Continue Reading What Housing Affordability Means For You

Dec 10 2019

Making simple changes to your home delivery preferences, as well as investing in a few cool gadgets, can stop package prowlers and balcony bandits from ruining your holidays. Here are some ways to stay on top of your online deliveries and protect them from theft. Electronic Updates Nearly every online purchase comes with a tracking… Continue Reading Protecting Your Holiday Home Deliveries

Dec 5 2019

Building your dream home from the ground up can be an exciting endeavor. But it also brings with it several challenges. In addition to the many construction decisions you will be facing, you’ll likely have multiple options for financing the project and the mortgage that follows. While it’s not unusual to tackle these financial requirements separately,… Continue Reading Simplify the Path to Your New Home with a One-Time Close Loan

Dec 3 2019

Sometimes, the first step toward a goal is the hardest. Coming up with thousands of dollars to use as a down payment on a dream home is no exception. However, if you understand the options available to you, finding a down payment strategy to make your dream of homeownership a reality could be simpler than… Continue Reading Down Payment Strategies for your Dream Home