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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


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


Buying your first home can be an exciting, yet also overwhelming process. From finding a home that meets your needs to knowing how much you can afford, there are numerous factors that can end up leaving you more stressed than excited. No one wants to experience any regret over the biggest purchase they’ve ever made … Continue reading Avoid These Homebuying Mistakes!


Buying a home is a huge financial commitment, but according to the results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, homeownership can still be a better deal than paying rent. The report states that in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States, homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year … Continue reading 3 Questions to Consider in Renting vs. Owning

First time homebuyers often find themselves virtually clueless as to where to start in the planning process. The good news is that they’re not alone. Whether you’re buying your first home at age 40 or age 25, it’s natural to have questions about the unknown. Here’s a little advice that may assist you in becoming … Continue reading Advice for First Time Homebuyers

Buying a Home…Is Now a Good Time?

For many Americans who may have been waiting to make a home purchase, there are many reasons in today’s market indicating that now might be the best time. Long-term interest rates increased slightly during the second half of 2013, signaling the potential end of “all-time lows.” That, in and of itself, has historically created a … Continue reading Buying a Home…Is Now a Good Time?

The Question Is…If Not Now, Then When?

The Mortgage Meister was at the gym recently along with two regulars, a real estate agent and his client. They were talking about making a purchase of a ranch house in my home town, good neighborhood, decent schools, great access to almost every major shopping and business location throughout the city.  The big question on … Continue reading The Question Is…If Not Now, Then When?