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Sep 16 2021
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While seasonal trends are slowing the pace, home prices continue to rise in many markets. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the costs of homeownership, especially for first-time buyers with flexibility. If you’re interested in making the jump from being a renter to a buyer but don’t have the budget for your dream home, innovative […]
Aug 31 2021
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It’s a seller’s market in much of the country, which means competition is fierce, and prices are likely to be on the rise. Yet, these factors don’t necessarily make it a bad time to be a buyer. A natural reaction to the current real estate trends might be to sit on the sidelines for another […]
Jul 29 2021
New Construction of a house
Housing prices are rising in real estate markets around the country. Building a custom home or buying a newly constructed home from a developer can be even more expensive than purchasing an existing one. Of course, having the patience to wait for a home to be built from the ground up can eliminate some of […]
Jul 20 2021
Paperwork and a house key
Choosing the right lender has always been important. But now, with sky-high demand and limited inventory, interest rates aren’t the only thing you should be comparing. A fast-moving market means you need a loan originator who can keep up. Before you partner with a lender in your housing search, be sure that they can meet […]
May 13 2021
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Buying a home is often considered the domain of couples transitioning into a new phase of their lives. They are in a committed relationship, their careers have stabilized, and starting a family may become a priority. It makes sense to find a home that could help them build wealth, offers space to grow, and is […]
Apr 29 2021
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First-time homebuyers often focus their attention on neighborhoods and finishes, not educating themselves on the loan process. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses finding the right mortgage while hunting for your first home. Some of the topics he covers: Speaking to lenders before you begin touring properties Documents to collect prior […]
Apr 6 2021
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Shopping for a mortgage and a home can be an overwhelming experience for many people. In each case, there are many options to consider and lots of terms that you may not have encountered before. These circumstances can make it easy to overlook details while you try to focus on the bigger picture. During the […]
Mar 30 2021
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Some of the terminology that comes up during the homebuying process can be overwhelming, especially the acronyms…there are so many acronyms. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon defines APR, ARM, DTI, FHA, and PMI to help you better understand what your lender is talking about.
Mar 25 2021
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For some, technology has made it easier (and safer during the pandemic) to buy and sell homes. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses whether iBuying might be the right route for you. Some of the topics he covers: iBuying is very convenient for sellers, but it’s likely to come at a […]
Jan 14 2021
Deciding what to prioritize in your home search can be a difficult task. Shoppers can sometimes be swayed by a fresh coat of paint or shiny, new appliances when less obvious features are likely to have a bigger impact on their enjoyment of the property.  If you’re considering buying a home soon, don’t forget to […]