Avoid These 5 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

August 29, 2014

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According to the dictionary, a mistake is an error resulting from deficient knowledge or carelessness. While we can’t do anything about carelessness, when it comes to counseling first-time homebuyers, it’s up to the real estate agent to cure any deficiency in knowledge. That homebuyers lack knowledge about the process only makes sense when you understand [...]

Are You Ready to Buy a House?

May 10, 2013

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Cue Michael Buffer yelling, “Are you ready? Let’s get ready to rumble!” Buffer’s is a fitting soundtrack for the homebuyer in a seller’s market, trying to prevail in catching the seller’s attention. The better equipped with knowledge you are, the better your offer will look to the current owner of what you long to possess: the [...]

Applying for a Mortgage? Avoid These Common Mistakes

February 15, 2013

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If you’re a first-time buyer, an itch to start looking at homes typically starts just after you make the decision to buy. The feeling may be so overwhelming that it’s the very first thing you do. That’s mistake number one: Looking at homes without knowing how much you can spend on a home isn’t just [...]

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Mortgage Rate

September 14, 2012

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Credit checks are a necessary part of applying for any loan, but they are especially important during two stages of the loan process: on the day you apply for a mortgage and shortly before closing on the loan. The first credit check is to ensure that you pay your bills on time and have sufficient [...]

Your New Home and Its Appliances

June 1, 2012

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The money pit – that’s how lots of homebuyers describe their new purchase. First, there’s the down payment, then the closing costs. Then, there are all the things to purchase to make the home comfortable for you and your family. Sometimes the house just needs a new coat of paint, or new flooring. Many new [...]