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How to Save for a Down Payment

You’re ready to leave your rental behind but don’t have enough down payment yet. Here’s how to start saving today to get you closer to moving into a home of your own. Begin Saving Early The sooner you’re able to … Continue reading

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How Credit Score Information is Calculated

Your credit score affects your ability to borrow money and influences the interest you’ll pay on that loan. Most people don’t know how these scores are calculated. Here’s what you need to know. All Credit Scores are Not the Same … Continue reading

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Preparing to Buy in the Competitive Summer Housing Market

This summer will be a competitive season in the housing market where demand will be higher than supply. If you’re planning on buying a home, here are some tips to help you prepare. Get Your Finances in Order Ahead of … Continue reading

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What to Expect When it Comes to Personal Property and Buying

Don’t assume everything is included in your home purchase. It’s important to get everything in writing so you’re not left feeling cheated. Here are some common house features buyers think are included in the deal, but aren’t necessarily automatically included. … Continue reading

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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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Why You Should Buy During the Winter

House hunting during the colder months may not be the most popular time of year to look, but there are several upsides to consider. You Face Less Competition in the Winter Approximately 50% of homes sold during the year are … 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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