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Mortgage Misconceptions

It is generally agreed that when you’re shopping for a new home, the easy part is the shopping. The hard part is the financing. The reams of paperwork and credit questions can leave a person with a bad headache. It … Continue reading

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The Cost of Buying a Home

The cost of buying a home is actually more than just the cost of buying a home. Wait. Isn’t that like saying zero is greater than zero? Well, not really. Here’s the point. When you buy a home you choose … Continue reading

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Buying a home with no money down

Before the housing bubble popped in 2008 there were a number of different ways to finance a home purchase. There was the conventional 20% down payment. There were adjustable rate mortgages that started with low monthly payments and a temporarily … Continue reading

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10 Home Staging Tricks to Help Your Home Sell Quicker

Selling your home is more art than science. There are some things you can’t change about your home: where it is located, for example. But among the things you can do is to make it stand out when prospective buyers … Continue reading

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The Twenty Per Cent Down Payment

Conventional wisdom says that it is always the best idea to put 20% down when purchasing a house. It builds instant equity into your property and helps to protect you against sudden drops in Real Estate values like the one … Continue reading

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7 New Rules for the First Time Home Buyer

2008 was not a good year for Real Estate! After a run-up that heated the market to unsustainable levels, the crash was hard and loud. Many people lost all of the equity in their homes. Many more lost their homes as well. … Continue reading

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4 Tips to Determine How Much Mortgage You Can Afford

Buying a house without first knowing what kind of financial shape you’re in is a bit like going to the grocery store on an empty stomach. You’ll see all types of properties that you would love to live in but … Continue reading

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