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Common Home Buying Myths

The decision to buy a new home is an important one. There is a wealth of information about the home buying process on the internet, but it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. We are here to debunk some common home buying myths. Myth #1 - You Need a 20% Down Payment You may have heard that you need a down payment of 20% in order to buy a home. That is not the case. FHA loans require 3....

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Buying a House with Student Debt

You’ve graduated from college, found a job, and are ready to settle down in a home of your own. But you wonder to yourself, can you afford to buy a house with your student debt weighing on your shoulders? It’s a common assumption that people with student debt can’t qualify for a mortgage loan, but the truth is that you don’t need to be 100% debt free to buy a home. Getting a Mortgage ...

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Why You Should Sell Your Home This Fall

It is a common idea that a homeowner planning on selling their house should wait to list until spring. The thought is that there will be a higher number of buyers searching for a home in the spring market, so the odds of selling their home at or above their desired price are better. While spring on average may bring more buyers, in our current market the fall might be the wiser choice to li...

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TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS

Most homebuyers start the process anxious, excited, nervous, and some are downright terrified. It’s natural. A home is the largest and most expensive purchase that most people will make in a lifetime. It can either turn out to be a complete financial disaster or a smart long-term investment. The person standing between it being a huge financial mistake or a valuable asset is you, the agent. S...

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REMODELING PROJECTS THAT WILL BOOST YOUR HOME’S VALUE

There are two ways to think about remodeling projects that will boost your home’s value; you can get one or two major remodels done or opt for a bunch of small fixes. Depending on your budget and your timetable, one approach may be better for you than the other. For instance, if you have an unfinished basement, maybe your dream when you first moved into your home was to refinish it. It neve...

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