Rates May Be Rising, But Homes Are More Affordable Today Than You Think

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May 9, 2018

If you’ve been following the housing market, you may be seeing that rates are rising and home inventory is low. This means that fewer homeowners are putting their homes up for sale, making the market more competitive while mortgage rates go up. However, American’s may not realize that while rates are rising they are still at historic lows. This Spring, Trulia released a blog, Not Your Father’s Housing Market, that…

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5 Ways to Save for a Down Payment

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January 5, 2018

One of the biggest challenges for first-time home buyers is saving for a down payment. Often, new home buyers mistakenly believe they must save 20% of their home price as a down payment.  However, depending on your credit and loan terms, you may be able to put down much less. Another misnomer for first-time home buyers is believing they will never be able to save enough for a down payment….

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5 Tips for Buying a Home this Autumn

5 Tips for Buying a Home this Autumn
September 29, 2017

Fall offers a change of season like no other. If you’re thinking about changing homes, consider the following. Motivated Sellers: If the home has been on the market for a while, the seller may take a lower offer to close the deal before the winter. How is your new home’s drainage? Are the gutters in good shape? Proper drainage takes water off of the roof and away from the home….

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