Buying a Home

Yes, You Can Still Afford A Home!

Yes, You Can Still Afford A Home!

The residential real estate market has come roaring out of the gates in 2020. Compared to this time last year, the number of buyers looking for a home is up 20%, and the number of home sales is up almost 10%. The increase in purchasing activity has ...

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Why Buy In A 55 and Older Neighborhood?

Why Buy In A 55 and Older Neighborhood?

There’s comfort in being around people who share common interests, goals, and challenges. That comfort in a community doesn’t wane with age – it actually deepens. Whether it’s proudly talking about grandchildren or lamenting ...

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The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying Process

The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying Process

After over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research at Zillow, explained in a recent article:  “A year ago, a combination of a government ...

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The Cost Of Not Owning Your Home

The Cost Of Not Owning Your Home

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed....

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Is Getting a Home Mortgage Difficult?

Is Getting a Home Mortgage Difficult?

Potential homebuyers are always cautioned to be aware of mortgage lending standards and the difficulty they might face when trying to obtain a mortgage. Credit availability is expanding, making it easier to get a mortgage now than it was a year ago....

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Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

There has been some discussion recently on home prices in relation to mortgage rates. Some believe if there is a rapid rise of mortgage rates, home prices should decrease. Logically it makes the most sense for the price of the house to drop when ...

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Potential Tax Benefits For Home Owners

Potential Tax Benefits For Home Owners

One of the benefits of owning a home over renting is the various tax breaks offered to home owners. But what exactly is deductible? Mortgage Interest The most common tax deduction among homeowners is the interest paid on mortgages.  "It's ...

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Best Way To Fix Credit Scores

Best Way To Fix Credit Scores

Credit is similar to any relationship that is built on trust. In order to maintain a good relationship, both parties must maintain mutual trust. Once that trust is broken, it takes times to rebuild. The best action to take in both instances -- ...

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How To Buy A Home After Bankruptcy

How To Buy A Home After Bankruptcy

Picking up the pieces of your financial life after filing for bankruptcy can be immensely difficult. Getting any kind of credit built back up is an arduous task that takes years, but having that credit is absolutely necessary when it comes to ...

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