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1302, 2017

Getting Approved for a Mortgage

By |February 13th, 2017|Buying a Home, Moving Tips|0 Comments

So your house hunting process has begun, and you’re ready to start thinking about finances. Buying a home is among the biggest purchases you will make in your life time, and being prepared for that commitment is crucial. You want to make sure you are setting yourself up for financial success, while also finding a […]

1701, 2017

Pros and Cons of Buying

By |January 17th, 2017|Buying a Home|2 Comments

Thinking about making the investment and buying a home? There’s more factors than payment, and with any situation, there are both pros and cons:
Pros
Privacy
When it comes to home ownership, owning your own home allows you to have a greater deal of privacy. Renting in an apartment complex can leave you with a larger number […]

1001, 2017

Best Seasons to Buy and Sell

By |January 10th, 2017|Buying a Home, Moving Tips, Real Estate|0 Comments

Not everyone is going to have the lenience to be able to choose when they buy or sell – life brings unexpected circumstances quite often and it’s hard to account for things such as quick job changes, family emergencies, or one of the many various other reasons for a speedy move. However, if you are […]

2712, 2016

5 Easy Steps to Declutter Your Home Before You Move

By |December 27th, 2016|Buying a Home, Moving Tips|0 Comments

Everyone is at least a little guilty of letting clutter pile up. Whether that be not cleaning out your closet at all in the past five years or letting the basement/attic pile up miles high. Either way, if you’re planning a move, there is no room or need for all that clutter in your new […]

2709, 2016

How Can I Determine My Housing Needs Before I Begin My Search?

By |September 27th, 2016|Buying a Home|0 Comments

Looking for a new home may sound like a fun and exciting start to a new chapter in your life, but in reality you will be inundated with lots of homes of all shapes and sizes, all at different price points and in different neighborhoods. All of a sudden, the fun start to your new […]

2604, 2016

What Is Included in a Monthly Mortgage Payment?

By |April 26th, 2016|Buying a Home|0 Comments

If you’ve rented homes or apartments in the past, you’re familiar with the monthly payment. It simply covers your stay at the property with some extras included, such as electricity or water. When you purchase property, however, your monthly payment is a combination of multiple different bills; your lender just makes it easy to pay […]

1204, 2016

What Types of Mortgage Loans are Available?

By |April 12th, 2016|Buying a Home|0 Comments

When you’re in the market for a new home, part of the purchasing process is deciding on a financing option. You might hear information about interest rates and term lengths discussed among friends, which can make the process sound even more daunting and confusing than you originally thought. However, it can be made simple by understanding just a few basics about your mortgage loan type. Take a close look at a few of the loan details that you’ll need to consider as you bid and close on your dream property. […]

1802, 2016

How to Get Home Insurance

By |February 18th, 2016|Buying a Home|0 Comments

As a first-time homebuyer, every aspect of this process is entirely new. You’re excited about moving into your new home and making it your own; however, it’s important to protect your investment with homeowner’s insurance before you set foot inside the door. This policy is standard in the mortgage business because it covers the home and its contents in the event of a fire or other disaster. Educating yourself on homeowner’s insurance and how to secure it is vital before you sign off on the property. […]

2701, 2016

How Can I Protect My Family from Lead?

By |January 27th, 2016|Buying a Home|0 Comments

Lead poisoning is less common than it once was, but it remains a serious health risk in older homes. Beneath new interior and exterior paint may lie heavy coatings of lead-based paint that can create dust that is toxic to those who inhale it. Lead exposure is especially dangerous for children, who may experience a number of serious developmental and other problems. Read one for more about the dangers of lead and how you can protect your family from it. […]

1101, 2016

What Should I Look for When Walking Through a Home?

By |January 11th, 2016|Buying a Home|0 Comments

While everyone thinks to ask, “Is the floor plan acceptable for my needs?” and “What stores and businesses are nearby?”, there are other things that new buyers should consider checking out when they take a tour of a home. Wet spots, leaks, and the overall health of the property are things every person should investigate when attending an open house or touring a home. […]