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Buying A Home That Can Grow With Your Family

If you are a first-time homeowner or are buying a house after a major life change such as marriage or having kids, what should you consider to be sure your new home can grow with your changing family? The time and labor that go into acquiring and furnishing a new place, not to mention getting it in the first place, indicates that you’ll want to ensure that your house will be best for your family for many years.

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Benefits of Homeownership

Purchasing to buy a home is a big decision. Buying a home is exciting and a major investment for your future. Real estate is one of the top choices for many investors and the desire to own a home for most families.

These are some of the highlights of the many benefits of home ownership and how purchasing a house can often turn the American Dream into a reality.

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A nice home or a nice neighborhood

A Nice Home Or A Nice Neighborhood – Which Matters Most

When you start shopping for a home, you probably have a particular image of what you would like that home to look like. You probably also see the perfect neighborhood surrounding that perfect home. Every buyer sets out with an image of the house they want to own, but in reality, compromises are often necessary to stay within your budget. -Continue reading…

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5 Reasons Why Homeownership Is A Good Financial Investment

According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 37.7%.” That may have some thinking about buying a home instead of signing another lease extension. But, does that make sense from a financial perspective?

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Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difžcult? There is no doubt that mortgage credit availability is expanding, meaning it is easier to finance a home today than it was last year. However, the mortgage market is still much tighter than it was prior to the housing boom and bust experienced between 2003 - 2006.

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Private Mortgage Insurance

You Can Never Have TMI about PMI

You Can Never Have TMI about PMI When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase a home with a down payment below 20%, you can never have Too Much Information (TMI) about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).

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How Long Do Families Stay in a Home?

How Long Do Families Stay in a Home?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historic data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home. As the graph below shows, for over twenty years (1985-2008), the median tenure averaged exactly six years. However, since 2008, that average is almost nine years – an increase of almost 50%.

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Buying a Home? 4 Demands to Make on Your Real Estate Agents

Are you thinking of buying a home? Are you dreading having to walk through strangers’ houses? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of buying. A great agent is always worth more than the commission they charge, just like a great doctor or great accountant.

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Think You Should FSBO? 5 Reasons to Think Again

Think You Should FSBO? 5 Reasons to Think Again!

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. -Continue reading…

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