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7 Ways To Find That Place You Can Call Home

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If you are still searching for a place to call home, you have quite a few options for conducting your search. With todayís technology, you can do plenty of research from your laptop, tablet or smartphone. You may also have to take some scouting trips to see how you like certain places. Letís look at the seven best ways to find your ideal home.

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Home Buying Tip

for the weeks of: November 23

STEP-BY-STEP MORTGAGE LENDING GUIDE

Mortgage lending has become more stringent given the current economic conditions. But you can still get approved by following this step guideline on the mortgage lending process.

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The Benefits Of Building Or Buying A Brand New Home

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Building or buying a brand new house can be incredibly exciting, but also a little overwhelming. When you buy an already established house you know what you are getting and it is ready for you to move in. Brand new homes may take some extra time and work, but it is definitely worth it. Here are some reasons to opt for a brand new home.

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Home Security: How to Keep Your Home from Being Vandalized

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Home burglaries occur at a rate of about two million annually in the United States, but that’s not all homeowners have to worry about. There are also people who are willing to cause property damage just for fun. Home vandalism is a growing problem that leaves many people justifiably angry and frustrated. After all, a single act of vandalism can cost the homeowner thousands of dollars to repair. Fortunately, there are some ways you can reduce the chance of your home falling prey to vandals.

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7 Ways to Prevent Pest from Invading Your Home

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Pests entering the home can bring disease, infiltrate your walls and cause a general nuisance in your home. More than just an annoying intruder, pets can pose a risk to your health and your property. Bed bugs can be found hiding in fabrics on beds and mattress covers, cockroaches spread germs and make allergies worse, termites cause more yearly damage to homes than fires, and flies can carry over 100 pathogens that can cause serious disease. Safeguard your home by hiring a professional exterminator and don’t leave your home open to invaders with these seven tips.

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Expenses Most People Forget About When Buying A New Home

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The price tag on a new home is a huge investment for any buyer, but there are often hidden costs that pop up before, during and after a sale. If you thought all expenses were accounted for, it’s crucial to look over associated costs that aren’t part of the initial principal amount. It’s easy to forget about some of the most expensive parts of home ownership.

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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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