First Time Home Buyer

Oct. 22, 2019

What You Need To Know About HOAs

 

When searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how an HOA works and what they mean for you.

 

According to a recent article on realtor.com,

 

“In a ...

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Oct. 22, 2019

Owning Vs. Renting

 

When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial benefits might be even more valuable.

 

In a recent survey, Bank of America asked homeowners: “Does owning a ...

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Feb. 21, 2017

First Comes Love...Then Comes a Mortgage?

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time home buyer statistics in 2016 at 58% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing ...

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Dec. 26, 2016

Time Is Running Out On Low Mortgage Rates

The Fed expects the economy to hit its target level of inflation next year. As a result, it also expects to raise short-term rates three times, by a total of 75 basis points. In reality, rate moves could be less—but they also could be more.  This means mortgage interest rates like we’ve seen for ...

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Oct. 21, 2016

Are You a Buyer? Then Consider Cost, Not Just Price

Are You a Buyer? Then Consider Cost, Not Just Price

December 2015

 

 

Sellers in our current market are concerned about where home values are going in the next 6 months.  But as a buyer, your focus should be on the long term cost of the house.  All ...

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