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Six Things You Should Be Prepared For Before Becoming A Homeowner

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Becoming a homeowner means that youíll no longer be throwing money away on rent to pay someone elseís mortgage. However, home ownership involves costs that arenít apparent to many renters. Before embarking on your journey as a homeowner, there are several eventualities that you must be mentally and financially prepared for.

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Home Buying Tip

for the weeks of: August 30

ABOUT MORTGAGE RATES

Your mortgage interest rate can be the determining factor on whether you can afford your home.

So before your speak with a lender, learn what you can about mortgage rates and how to best negotiate rate to your benefit.

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4 Things You Should Do While Hiring a Realtor

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Buying or selling a home? It’s one of the most important decisions of life and most important financial transactions and you shouldn’t go through it alone. A good real estate agent will make a difference, as they are aware of the market backwards and forwards. They even have good contacts to help you for your transaction and they are excellent negotiators. If you work with an inexperienced or ineffective agent, however, the outcome can be as disappointing as the process.

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Home Buying 101: Six Reasons To Buy Beachfront Or Waterfront Homes

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Some of the most desirable houses today sit on beachfront or waterfront properties. They offer a different type of lifestyle that many people desire. Here are six reasons to buy beachfront or waterfront homes today.

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Property Management 101: How to Deal with Bad Tenants

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Renting property is a great way to earn a consistent flow of money each month, but it certainly not an easy thing to do. In addition to correctly maintaining the property, you may also have to deal with bad tenants. One bad tenant can drastically cut into your profit by refusing to pay or damaging the property. These are the four things you should do when dealing with bad tenants to fix the problems in a timely manner.

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Is Your Potential New Home Pest-Free?

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Buying a new house is one of the most fortunate and at the same time one of the most important events one family can have. Therefore it is even more important for everything to be ok and to prevent any undesirable outcome before actually spending money. If you are in this particular situation, there are number of things you should look after such as neighborhood, price and how far is the school area and your workplace. Here we will discuss another important question that can possibly ruin the whole experience for you and your family and that is the presence of pests.

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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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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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