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5 Steps for the Rookies: First-Time Home Buyer Tips

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You work hard for your money, and one of the smartest things you can do with it is to put it to work for you. Of all the investments you make in your lifetime, your home will likely be among the most significant. Whether you are tired of renting or have just kick-started your career and are ready to acquire your first home, there are five tips you should keep in mind to ensure you make all the right choices.

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Home Buying Tip

for the weeks of: May 03

WHY USE AN AGENT TO FIND YOUR HOME?

Simple. You don't have to pay any out-of-pocket expense for their service (the seller pays the fees) and they can help you find and negotiate the right home for the price.

So use an agent in your home search.

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How Much Should You Save To Buy Or Build A Home Within One Year?

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Whether you are thinking about buying or building a home within the next year or so, you may be wondering how much money you need to save. There are several points to consider to make this determination. Each case is unique, so take time to review and research how these points relate to you.

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Six Things You Should Look Out For Before Buying A New Home

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When the time comes to buy a new home, you already have a pretty good idea of what you are looking for. You probably know how many bedrooms, bathrooms and types of counter tops you want in a new home. However, there are some things you should keep an eye out for that might lead to big problems later on.

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Should You Hire a Real Estate Attorney When Buying a Home?

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Purchasing a new home can be a complex process, especially if it is your first home. Going into a real estate deal without some knowledge beforehand can land you in some serious trouble.

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The Top Five Tips for Millennials Who are Planning to Buy their First Home

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As with preceding generations, Millennials are entering the real estate market in search of the means and know-how to buy a first home. Although home ownership is a noble and lofty goal, financial conditions among this demographic of the home-buying population leaves many Millennials to question how to make this goal a reality.

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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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