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Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

By: Michele Lerner   While it may be acceptable to snap up a pair of shoes on an impulse, buying a home requires thoughtful planning and decision making. Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a home is a financial and emotional decision that requires the experience and […]

5 Resolutions for First-Time Home Buyers

5 Resolutions for First-Time Home Buyers

 By: Angela Colley If you’ve promised yourself you’ll become a homeowner for the first time in 2014, we’ve got five, easy-to-accomplish resolutions to help get you there. 1. Boost Your Credit Score Your credit score will play a key role in your mortgage approval and rates. At the beginning of the year, order your credit reports […]

How Much House Can You Afford?

How Much House Can You Afford?

By Erik Folgate   It’s getting to be that time where more people are looking to buy a house and more people are looking to sell their house. My wife and I were looking at houses this weekend, and the question of “how much house can we afford” came up in a conversation. First, you […]

A Paperwork Checklist for First-time Homebuyers

A Paperwork Checklist for First-time Homebuyers

Begin rounding up the documents you’ll need to get pre-approved. By Laura Sherman If you are shopping for a new home, you will probably need to get a mortgage loan. If you do, the seller will most likely need a “pre-approval letter” from you before accepting an offer. They want to make sure they don’t […]

The First Thing to Do Before Buying a Home

The First Thing to Do Before Buying a Home

by Gerri Detweiler   Home prices in most parts of the country are just about as affordable as they are likely to get, and mortgage rates remain super low. Together, those factors mean that many people are thinking about buying a home. Some will be first-time homebuyers, while others will be “boomerang” buyers who lost their homes […]

Planning to buy a house? Here’s a checklist

Planning to buy a house? Here’s a checklist

  The problems for home loan buyers are increasing day by day. The calls that the rates can be tapered down has met a contrary result. The home loan rates have been revised higher, thanks to the adjustments in the repo window of the RBI. Lenders have no choice but to make alteration in the […]

How to Know When’s the Best Time to Buy a Home

How to Know When’s the Best Time to Buy a Home

By Chris Birk Chris Birk Timing is critical when it comes to buying a home. There are myriad sites, seminars and real estate sages out there offering the inside scoop on how to land the best deal. You could spend hours combing through articles and talking to experts. Or you could save yourself a lot of […]

How Much Money Do You Need to Buy a House?

How Much Money Do You Need to Buy a House?

by Scott Sheldon   Buying a home is still considered to be a lifetime accomplishment. How much cash you’re going to need upfront to do so is another story entirely. The funds needed to close the sale play an enormous role in your ability to get a home loan. If you’re serious about buying a home or will […]

How to Negotiate the Best Price when Buying a Home

How to Negotiate the Best Price when Buying a Home

  Have you found the home you want to buy? The next step is to write an offer. Use the following negotiation techniques to reach an agreement with the seller. What does a purchase offer consist of? A purchase offer is a written contract which you sign and submit to the seller; it is accompanied […]

How to Search for Your Next Home

How to Search for Your Next Home

  Why is searching for a home important? The home search is an important aspect of the home buying process – getting a feel for price ranges and availability in the neighborhood(s) you are looking in, learning about new neighborhoods, and fine tuning your list of criteria for a potential home is a must when you […]

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