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Category: Homebuyer strategies (7 Articles)

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

January 20, 2022 | 5 minute read

First-Time Homebuyer Qualifications and Benefits

What Are the Requirements for a First-Time Homebuyer Loan? Are you curious if you qualify as a first-time homebuyer? Good. Let's begin with this: you don’t need to be purchasing your first home to be a first-time homebuyer. Confused? Don’t be, and don’t allow a ... More

November 9, 2021 | 4 minute read

Making the Winning Offer in a Seller’s Market

When inventory is low, buyers need to have patience and a plan when pursuing their dream house in a tight market. You want to be able to strike quickly with a competitive offer and have a backup plan if you lose your bid, ... More

November 1, 2021 | 5 minute read

How to Get Out of Your Lease Agreement to Buy a House

Life is serendipitous, and so is the market for new homes.  You never know when you are going to find your dream house. Sometimes, if you’re a first-time homebuyer, buying a new home requires getting out of a rental agreement early. Often, ... More

October 30, 2021 | 5 minute read

Realtor or Lender – Which Should You Choose First?

Is it smarter to select a Realtor or lender first? Find out what you need to know when choosing a real estate agent and a mortgage lender – as well as some tips for selecting the best partners for your home purchase – with help from Summit Mortgage. More

August 28, 2021 | 10 minute read

First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When you follow these eight first-time homebuyer tips, you’ll make your first home buying experience go as well as possible. You’ll also avoid many of the most common mistakes that can cause a deal to fall apart at the last moment. More

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