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4 Professionals to Contact Before Buying a Home

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Buying a home is one of the most major undertakings in most peoples’ lives. To do it successfully, you’ll need the expertise of several professionals who deal with different aspects of real estate. Here are four key professionals you will need to contact and deal with before you actually decide to buy a given home.

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Home Buying Tip

for the week of: Nov 04

HOUSING DEBT RATIO

Lenders are tightening up on mortgage loan approvals.

They have returned to the basics, requiring applicants to have housing ratios and debt ratios at 28/36%.

Understand how these ratios are calculated and what you can do to meet these qualifying home buying parameters.

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How to Find the Perfect Single Family Luxury Home

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Finding the perfect home is always a challenge, but there are other aspects to consider when searching for a luxury home. Before beginning your search, have a plan and understand what buying a luxury home can entail. Below is a guide for how to find the perfect single family luxury home for you.

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Saving for Retirement: Why You Should Invest in a Beach-Front Property

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It may be your dream that you have a home that’s located in a beach front community. There are lots of reasons that this offers you a boon when it comes to beefing up your retirement savings. Here are some of the reasons that investing in a beach front property may be the right move for you.

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How to Advertise Your Home for Sale

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If you have an amazing home you want to sell, you’re in a good position. The first step, though, is to make sure people know your available property exists in the first place. Failure to advertise a home for sale properly can waste a lot of time. It can lead to many missed opportunities, too.

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Buying a New Home: 5 Things You Need to Have Inspected before Closing

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If you are thinking of buying a new home, then there are some things that you should have inspected before you fall absolutely head-over-heels in love with it. Inspecting these things will make sure that you are buying a home that is in good shape or at least that you know the problems coming with the house allowing you to adjust your bid accordingly. Here are five things you will want to have inspected.

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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.