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A Look at Housing Preferences Across Different Generations

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Do you prefer a large spacious home or a small cozy home? One floor or two? How about outdoor living space? Itís interesting to note that your housing preferences might have something to do with your age.

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Home Buying Tip

for the week of: September 25

FALL IS HOME SEARCH TIME

The Fall months are a good time to search for a home.

Some new homes will be coming on the market.

And with the semi-strong industry, you can shop around for the best deal.

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4 Signs You May Need Professional Home Repairs

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A house is one of the biggest single purchases that you will make in your lifetime. Hidden or unnoticed problems with the home’s foundation, roof, mechanical or electrical systems can be costly to repair. When considering the purchase of a home, keep your eyes open for these four problems that signal the need for professional repairs.

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What Exactly Is A Mortgage And Why Do You Need It?

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A mortgage is a loan product that helps borrowers finance a home purchase or help them gain access to the equity in their homes. Homeowners may generally refinance their loans whenever it is practical to do so without penalty. Let’s take a look at these and other reasons why mortgages are so popular among property owners.

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Everything You Need to Know as a First-Time Home Buyer

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Buying a home for the first time is no easy task. In fact it tends to be a lot like a roller coaster and it tends to take some time. You will be looking at a lot of houses and constantly evaluating your expenses with each home you look at asking yourself if you will be able to afford it. It can be nerve racking.

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First Home Worries: Tips to Find a Place that Fits Your Family

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Buying your first home can be overwhelming and confusing. You’re about to make possibly the biggest purchase of your life, and you’ll want to make sure you choose the right home for your family and kids. No home is perfect and you’ll always have to make compromises. But it is possible to find a place you’ll fit into. Follow these tips to help pick the right house to spend the next several years in.

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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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And when you are ready to fund your project, SayHomeBuy.com uses a referral network of lenders and brokers nationwide segmented by City/State to help find the best rate and terms for home purchase loans. Click to view our national network.