Tag: Buying A Home

Posted on 08/07/2020
Questions to Ask As You Evaluate Homes
Buying a house is a life-changing decision. As such, you should perform extensive home evaluations before you make your final purchase decision. There are many questions to consider as you review houses, and these questions include: 1. Does a home match my expectations? Entering the housing market with homebuying criteria usually is a good idea. If you know what...
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Posted on 08/05/2020
A Checklist to Help You Find Out if It's the Right Time to Buy a Home
Buying a home is a lengthy process that requires months or even years of planning. The end result, however, is to have a home you can truly call your own and to own equity that you can then use later down the road. Figuring out the right time to buy a home can be difficult for prospective homeowners. You’ll...
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Posted on 07/22/2020
Should You Use An Escrow Account?
You may have heard the term “escrow” in your experience with real estate. You might know it’s an account, but what exactly does it do for you as a buyer? An escrow account is what your lender uses to make payments on things like property taxes, insurance, and more. The lender collects your monthly mortgage payment, and part of...
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Posted on 07/06/2020
How to Quickly Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying a Home
If you’re hoping to buy a home in the near future there are several financial prerequisites that you should aim to meet. Ideally, you’ll want a sizable down payment, a verifiable income history, and a good credit score. It takes time to build credit. For most people, it can be several months or even years before they see a...
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Posted on 06/29/2020
Mortgage FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About Home Loans
If you’re a first time homebuyer and want to start weighing your mortgage options, you’ll have much to learn. With so much at stake, you’ll want to make sure you choose the best mortgage for you now, and one that will still suit your needs years into the future. Sometimes, first time buyers are hesitant to ask questions they...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Get the Most Out of Your House Inspection
A home inspection is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. If a homebuyer knows how to plan for an inspection, he or she should have no trouble getting the most out of this opportunity. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready for a home inspection. 1. Hire an Expert Home Inspector Not...
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Posted on 06/08/2020
USDA Loans: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
The US government has been helping Americans achieve their goal of homeownership for decades. Through programs offered by the Federal Housing Authority, the USDA, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, millions of Americans have been able to afford a home who would have otherwise struggled. The focus of today’s post is one such service: loans offered through the USDA...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
House Inspections: Here's What Buyers Need to Know
A home inspection is one of the final stages of the property buying journey. If an inspection goes according to plan, a buyer may be able to seamlessly close on his or her dream residence. On the other hand, if problems are discovered during a house inspection, these issues may slow down or stop a home sale. For property...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
What Types of Mortgages Are Available to Buyers?
If buying a home is something you’re considering, you might be curious about the different types of mortgages that are available to you. After all, the interest rate on your loan could have a huge impact on your finances over time, saving you thousands of dollars. In today’s post, I’m going to demystify the home loan by explaining the...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Homebuying Tips: How to Monitor the Housing Market
If you want to purchase your dream house at a great price, you should monitor the real estate sector closely. That way, you can identify housing market patterns and trends and map out your homebuying journey accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you track the housing market so you can speed up your home...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Are You Ready to Address Homebuying Hurdles?
Purchasing a home may prove to be a long, arduous process, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for potential house buying hurdles. Thankfully, there are several things that you can do to put yourself in position to enjoy a successful homebuying journey, such as: 1. Establish Realistic Expectations Much in the same way that Rome was not built...
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Posted on 03/04/2020
How To Find The Right Lender
When you buy a home, there’s more to shop for than just the right place to live. Before you settle with a lender, you should shop around a bit. You want to be sure that your lender has your very best interests in mind when you’re in the midst of making one of the biggest purchases of your lifetime....
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