homebuyer

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-approval
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Two often confused terms in the home buying process are a mortgage loan pre-qualification and a home loan pre-approval. Here’s what you really need to know about each one. Pre-Qualification A mortgage pre-qualification is simply an estimate of how much home you can afford and…

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7 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent
7 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent
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The road to homeownership can be bumpy, and it’s often filled with unexpected turns and detours. That’s why it makes sense to have a real estate pro help guide the way. While real estate websites and mobile apps can help you identify houses you may…

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Before You Make An Offer, Here Are 4 Tips For Success!
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With these four tips in mind you will be better prepared to make a successful offer. Understand How Much You Can Afford While it’s not nearly as fun as house hunting, fully understanding your finances is critical in making an offer. This ‘tip’ or ‘step’…

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5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall
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Real estate markets ebb and flow just like the seasons. The spring market starts hopping when the sun comes out, flowers bloom and winter is over. Conversely, fall signals the beginning of a slower market, which could be good for buyers. If you’re in the…

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Thinking About Buying a Home?
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One of the first steps in the homebuying process is fully understanding your finances. Here is a checklist to help you prepare. Avoid making changes to your financial story that could hurt you ability to qualify for your home loan. Do Make and stick to…

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To Do After Closing On Your Home
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After you finish signing at the closing of your new home, you’re handed the keys and the house is officially yours! But, there some things you should do to make sure the transition from your old place to your new address goes as smoothly as…

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Before You Make An Offer, Here Are 4 Tips For Success!
Before You Make An Offer, Here Are 4 Tips For Success! 1024 536 gregkingsbury

With these four tips in mind you will be better prepared to make a successful offer. Understand How Much You Can Afford While it’s not nearly as fun as house hunting, fully understanding your finances is critical in making an offer. This ‘tip’ or ‘step’…

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Appraisal Methods
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When you’re buying a home using a mortgage, refinancing your existing mortgage or selling your home to anyone other than an all-cash buyer, the home appraisal is a key component of the transaction. Whether you’re a buyer, owner or seller, you’ll want to understand how…

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Apps for Finding a Great Neighborhood
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A large part of a successful move is finding a good neighborhood. Here’s a few ways to find what pretty much everyone agrees makes up a good ‘hood: Schools: You can view demographics and stats for any school district in the US by navigating to…

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What’s the Point?
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Your financial house is in order and you’re ready to make your dream of homeownership a reality. Now it’s time to get a mortgage. So what are these so called “points” and is there a point in paying them? A “point” equals one percent of…

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