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Newlyweds: How to Find the Perfect Starter Home

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Youíre newly married and ready to start your new life. Youíve talked about buying a starter home and now itís time. But, despite what youíve managed to save, the amount of time youíve spent on due diligence and all the effort youíve put into Pinterest to promote what youíre looking for, do you know what it takes to find the perfect starter home?

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Home Buying Tip

for the week of: July 24

GETTING READY TO BUY

Late July and August can be a slow time for house hunting.

But it is a good time to search online listings and neighborhoods.

Use our worksheet to keep notes.

Weekly Tip and Rates:

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 Home Selling Secrets You May Not be Aware Of

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When it comes to selling your home, it may be harder than you think. Depending on the price and the age of your home, it can be a very complicated process. There are different aspects to selling a home that many are not aware of that need to be taken into account. When it comes time to sell your home, use the tricks below to sell it faster.

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How to Help Your Older Home Stand against the Test of Time

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Property maintenance and upkeep is a concern no homeowner can afford to ignore, especially when it comes to older homes. Identifying and removing any construction materials that may pose a health and safety hazard, preventing and addressing problems with roof installations and foundations, and upgrading older plumbing and septic systems may all ensure that older homes are able better withstand the test of time. Effective maintenance can enhance property value and ensure older homes are able to last as long as possible.

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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 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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