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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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Home Buying Tip

for the week of: August 28

NEGOTIATING 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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Newlyweds: How to Find the Perfect Starter Home

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

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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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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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