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How to Manage Funds When Buying a New Home

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Buying a new home is a huge step whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a long-time homeowner. Because buying any type of home can be a huge drain on your finances, you will want to be sure that you build a solid financial foundation before undertaking this commitment and that you are prepared for the unexpected. Here are five steps that you should follow to ensure that your home purchase and your financial future are both secure.

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Home Buying Tip

for the week of: May 20

WHAT SYTLE OF HOME

What style of home would you like to buy?

Style you say ... what kind of styles are there?

Review our history of home styles and designs that are making an appearance on many home listings.

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How to Begin Looking for a New Home in the Right Place

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The quest for a brand new residence to start the next chapter of your life can be invigorating and energizing. It can also be pretty confusing at first. There are always so many factors to consider. If you’re interested in purchasing a new home and have no clue where to start, you should go for these tried and tested approaches.

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Looking for a New Home? 5 Factors to Consider before Putting in an Offer

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If you are in the market for a home, there is a lot that you need to consider before offering to buy your preferred property. Failing to go through these variables could result in paying too much for the home. It could also result in buying one in a location that doesn’t fit your needs.

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Rain, Snow, or Shine: Ways to Make Sure Your Roof is Ready for Any Weather

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When it comes to home maintenance, an ounce of prevention is worth at least a pound of cure, especially when it comes to roofs. The roof has full exposure to all the weather twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. When it’s compromised, and gains a leak or other damage, the damage may not be limited to the roof. It can affect the attic and virtually every home component beneath it. Here are some tips for maintaining your roof.

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Easy, Inexpensive Home Prep That Will Save You Future Headaches

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It’s always better to be proactive as opposed to reactive, and this mantra is never more true than when it’s applied to preparing your home for the warmer months. As spring starts to make its presence known, there are plenty of cheap, simple tasks you can do to ensure your home is ready for whatever comes your way.

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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.