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Category: Home Buying (38 Articles)

January 31, 2023 | 4 minute read

Your Guide to Mortgage Income Requirements

House hunting is a lot of fun, but before you start shopping, it’s vital to know what you can afford. Because requirements vary between mortgage products, there isn’t a one-size fits all rule for the amount of income needed to be ... More

December 15, 2022 | 4 minute read

How to Buy a Home When You Think You Can’t Afford It

If you’re thinking about buying a home, excitement is one of the first things you’ll experience. But underneath all that enthusiasm, there are certain to be plenty of questions lingering. Here are some common home buying concerns that might come up when you consider if you ... More

November 17, 2022 | 4 minute read

Interest Rates are Up, So Why Buy Now?

  Rising interest rates have caused some potential homebuyers to hit pause while shopping for a new house. It’s a predictable reaction to the cataclysmic swing in the market since mid-2021.  As of November 2022, loan interest rates are More

November 4, 2022 | 5 minute read

Stop the Unwanted Spam that Follows a Mortgage Application

With apologies to Benjamin Franklin, there are certainties aside from death and taxes. One of them is junk mail and undesirable phone calls accompanying home-buying. This unwanted solicitation is spurred by the information available through public records as buyers seek financing approval and ... More

October 18, 2022 | 4 minute read

Let’s Talk Home Inspection

Many homebuyers who find their dream home want the security of knowing their new living space will be safe and worry-free. That’s where a home inspector comes in.  If you have negotiated an More

September 15, 2022 | 6 minute read

10 Tips to Make the Move Go Smooth

Congratulations, you’re in escrow! Now that you’ve found your new house and sold your existing home (or talked to the landlord at your rental), the hard part is done.  Not quite. When relocating to a new home, the dreaded move is ... More

September 8, 2022 | 4 minute read

4 Tips To Lower Homeowners Insurance Costs

With the prices for everything skyrocketing with inflation, every penny counts. This includes your home insurance costs. With the purchase of a new home comes the important choice of home insurance to protect your new investment. If you’ve secured your first home ... More

August 19, 2022 | 13 minute read

The Top 5 Challenges of Second-time Homebuyers

They say practice makes perfect. So you would think that buying a second home would be easier than buying the first.  Well, not necessarily.  While it’s true that you might have more insight into the process and have ... More

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