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Thinking About a New Home? 3 Reasons Why a Mortgage Will Be the Best Money You Ever Borrow

  In these days of low interest rates, it can be a great idea to get into the real estate market and invest in a home. Unfortunately, if you don’t have the funds saved up for a down payment, it can seem like more of a burden than it’s worth to buy now. While borrowing… Continue reading Thinking About a New Home? 3 Reasons Why a Mortgage Will Be the Best Money You Ever Borrow

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3 Ugly Truths You’ll Discover Trying to Buy a Home Without a Real Estate Agent

  Many people, whether they are new to the market or have purchased a home before, consider investing in a home without the help of an agent. While there are benefits involved with going it alone, there are also a few drawbacks that can significantly impact the success of your home sale. If you’re wondering… Continue reading 3 Ugly Truths You’ll Discover Trying to Buy a Home Without a Real Estate Agent

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Location, Location, Location: How to Ensure You’re Buying a Home in the Right Community

  When investing in a home, one of the most important things is buying a place that you and your family can feel comfortable in. However, while a place you can envision yourself in is important, it’s not worth neglecting the neighborhood you’ll be moving into for the perfect home. If you’re wondering what you… Continue reading Location, Location, Location: How to Ensure You’re Buying a Home in the Right Community

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Forget About the Bank of Mom and Dad — Here’s How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment

  Since you’ll want to have approximately 20% of the purchase price of your home for a down payment, it can seem nearly impossible to come up with the funds. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can save a little over time and not have to borrow from the Bank of Mom and… Continue reading Forget About the Bank of Mom and Dad — Here’s How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment

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Thinking About Investing in Real Estate? Here’s What You’ll Need to Get a Second Mortgage

  The decision to invest in a home is a big one for many people, but if you’re making the foray into real estate the second time around, it’s even more important to be financially aware and prepared. If you’re wondering what you’ll need in order to get approved for an investment property, here are… Continue reading Thinking About Investing in Real Estate? Here’s What You’ll Need to Get a Second Mortgage

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Buyer Beware: Three Major Red Flags to Watch for When Visiting Open Houses

  Open houses are a good opportunity to get out to see what kind of home you’re looking for and if it will work for you. Fortunately, they can also be a good opportunity to find out some things about the house you’re looking at that might not be listed on the website and may… Continue reading Buyer Beware: Three Major Red Flags to Watch for When Visiting Open Houses

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The 10-year Mortgage: Why a Shorter Amortization Period Can Be Your Best Option

From ‘down payment’ to ‘adjustable rate’ to ‘debt-to-income’ ratio, there are so many terms involved in the mortgage process that it can be hard to learn them all and keep them straight. However, whether you’ve heard it, the term ‘amortization period’ might be one of the most important ones associated with your financial well-being. If… Continue reading The 10-year Mortgage: Why a Shorter Amortization Period Can Be Your Best Option