Category Archives: First Time Buyers

Three Ways to Make your Home Appeal to Millennials

It can be difficult to appeal to millennial homebuyers’ tastes, but recent polling has provided some insight into what they’re searching for in their first home. Leave Room for Improvement Many millennials are looking for a fixer-upper for their first … Continue reading

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Finding Your Perfect First Home

It can seem daunting when searching for a new home, especially as a first time buyer. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for finding your new home. Determine a Budget Creating a budget before looking should be … Continue reading

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How To Increase Your Odds of Qualifying for a Loan

Qualifying for a loan can be stressful but following these tips may make you more attractive to lenders. Improve Your Credit Score You generally will need a credit score of at least 620 to qualify for a mortgage loan. Eliminating … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget about Property Taxes!

Many first time buyers don’t take into account the cost of property tax on their new home and are surprised by their first tax bill. Make an informed decision when buying a home by understanding these property tax basics. What … Continue reading

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Avoid these Mistakes When Buying a Home

Buying a home isn’t always easy, especially for first time buyers. Knowing the more common mistakes will cut down on stress during the process. Not Seeking Professional Guidance Starting the home buying process alone isn’t a good idea, especially if … Continue reading

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Cut Your Taxes.

Tax time will be here before you know it. When filing your taxes, don’t forget about any home-related deductions you can take.  Talk to a tax expert if you have questions. Mortgage Interest Deduction To obtain the mortgage interest deduction, … Continue reading

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Guide For Finding The Right Listing Agent.

You’re ready to sell your home. You want top dollar, a fast sale and a great real estate listing agent. The best way to find the right agent is to interview three and ask these questions. How much will my … Continue reading

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Three Things Your Agent Can’t Tell You

If you’re moving to a new town or even just across town to a new neighborhood, you may unintentionally ask your real estate agent questions that legally he or she cannot answer. Fair housing laws restrict your agent from answering … Continue reading

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Why You Need a Real Estate Agent

Buying a home may seem like an overwhelming task, but relying on the expertise of a real estate agent can make the process a breeze. Here are the top three benefits of using an agent: Buying a home may seem … Continue reading

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Use the Rent vs. Buy Calculator

The question of should I rent or buy a home has been around forever. With rent prices rising, now is the perfect time to reconsider your housing options and figure out if owning is cheaper than renting. The first thing … Continue reading

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