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If you are a first-time homebuyer, you might think that the price tag on the home is the only cost involved for a mortgage. However, there are other expenses that might catch you off guard. If you’re shopping for your first house, prepare for these additional, and often unexpected, homebuying costs. Home Inspections After your … Continue reading 3 Hidden Homebuying Costs


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A person’s age can affect a lot of things about their life, including what type of house they are in the market to buy. Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are the three largest age groups dominating today’s mortgage industry, and here are some trends that impact their homebuying experience. Millennials (Born between 1981 and … Continue reading Today’s Homebuying Generational Trends


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College commencement speeches have been delivered and diplomas handed out. It’s time for the real world which, for many graduating students, means tackling their student loan debt. Having student loans won’t keep someone from buying a house, although they need to be comfortable with the idea of taking on a good amount of debt while … Continue reading How to Buy A Home While Balancing Student Loans


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For many, owning a home is part of the American dream, but it’s easy to feel anxious about making the leap to buy one. There’s a lot of confusion from how much of a down payment you need saved to what types of mortgages are best. Maybe this causes you to think it’s not financially … Continue reading 5 Homebuying Myths—Busted!


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If you’re in a committed relationship but marriage is on the back burner, your dream of buying a home doesn’t have to be. In fact, eight percent of all first-time home buyers in 2017 were unmarried couples, according to an annual report with the National Association of Realtors. While this trend is on the rise, … Continue reading 2 Must-Know Mortgage Tips for Unmarried Couples


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The beginning of spring each year typically marks the beginning of homebuying fever for many families. For many, the winter doldrums are over, and the warmer temperatures invite buyers to test the market for the right house. If you are thinking of buying this year, these five reasons might make spring the right time for … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Spring!


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Today we tend to do everything online—from dating and being social to ordering groceries and banking.  But, when it comes to getting a home loan, does it make sense to go with one of those online mortgage companies? If you’re thinking about going online to track down a home loan, here’s a quick rundown of … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Online Mortgages


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Fixed-rate mortgage and adjustable-rate mortgages are the two primary mortgage types for homebuyers. While other loans options fall within these two categories, the first step in homebuying is determining which of the two types best suits you! Fixed-Rate Loan A fixed-rate mortgage is exactly as it sounds – it’s a home loan with an interest … Continue reading Choosing Between a Fixed vs. Adjustable Rate Mortgage


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When it comes to buying a home, plenty of financial reasons make a convincing argument to make the move to buy. Financial motives like building equity, getting a tax break on your mortgage interest, and investing long term into a home simply make good sense for homebuyers. Emotional reasons, however, are really the more compelling … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why We Really Buy Homes


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Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an experienced buyer, there are some important things to keep in mind to ensure that your home mortgage process goes smoothly. Pay Your Bills on Time…Every Time! A good credit history is vital when applying for a home loan. One of the best ways to have good credit is … Continue reading 5 Things to Know Before Applying for a Home Loan


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