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4 Unexpected Challenges of First-Time Home Ownership

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Owning a home for the first time is an exhilarating feeling. You get to control what color goes on the living room walls, who gets to come over and whether or not you want to rent out your home for extra cash. However, there are also some challenges that you need to be ready for when you buy your first home.

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Home Buying Tip

for the week of: July 03

NEGOTIATING THE HOME BUYING OFFER?

Before you make an offer on a home, get the facts on what you need to negotiate the best price.

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7 Tips for Finding the Perfect Family Home

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Your family is your first priority, so finding your family’s perfect home is essential. But where to start? What do you look for? What do you ask? Who do you ask? It can be an overwhelming process to begin, but finding your family’s perfect home is easier than you might think.

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5 Common Home Buying Mistakes To Avoid

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Buying a house can be both a fun experience and a challenging one. Particularly for first-time buyers – but even for more experienced ones – there are some pitfalls that are all too common. Avoid them by going in prepared.

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Home Inspection Musts to Check before Moving In

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Buying a new home can be an intimidating investment. In the midst of ensuring you’re properly organizing your finances and making the best decision for your family, you need make sure there are no unexpected costs within the house itself. It is important to thoroughly inspect your new home. The following are some of the most crucial things to inspect before making your down payment.

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The Top Five Safest Places To Call Home

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If you have decided to move to a new location, it’s important to find a safe city so that you can live in peace. Residing in an area with a high crime rate not only puts you at risk of becoming the victim of a violent crime, but it can also cause stress and worry. On the other hand, living in a safe city enables you to put your mind at ease, and you will not have to worry about encountering danger each time you leave your home.

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home affordability tips

Ideas on how can afford a home purchase

  • start saving money:
    view budgeting techniques and rebate cards

  • view first-time options:
    FHA programs and zero-down mortgages

  • watch the interest rates:
    when they hit low levels, be prepared to act

  • have good credit:
    good credit means lower monthly payments

  • maintain good debt ratios:
    lenders view this as low risk

  • understand the process:
    understand how to negotiate best terms

read about these and other tips to help you afford a home purchase

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what is the value of the home

Check the market value of the home you are reviewing and neighborhood. It is a report you can use to structure your home purchase offer.

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Home Buying Guide and Home Search

Buying a home? You have landed at the right place. Our goal is to keep your home buying experience simple and straight to the point. Find home MLS listings, FSBO homes, foreclosures, new home construction, home classifieds, real estate agents, mortgage financing, home services, home buying steps, and just about everything to find and make a buy home decision.

Simply start with our quick home buying checklist that summarizes the home buying process. It references our free 7-step guide on home buying plans and home buying tips. Review our guides on home affordability, home buying numbers, escrow payments, home inspection, home location and neighborhood, home buying contract negotiations, home mortgage financing, closing and settlement, and more. Use this resource center to find the the right home, in the right location, and at the right price.

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