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4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall!

For sure, 2017 can be the year you become a homeowner for life. Here are four great reasons to buy your first home in 2017. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise. Buy Now and Take Advantage of Low Prices Real estate price indexes like CoreLogic predict that home prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.0% over …


Dare to Own: Common Myths Busted Wide Open

Many potential buyers are frozen in their efforts to become homeowners. Break the ice and start the process today. June is National Homeowners month and HUD is urging buyers to “Dare to Own the Dream” of homeownership. Check out the myths below that research and survey’s indicate are holding you back from attaining the American …


The Homeownership Race is On and the Pace is Picking Up!

According to the latest report from the US Census Bureau, more Americans chose purchasing a home over signing a lease to rent in the first quarter of 2017.  This marks the first time since 2006 that the number of new homeowner households outpaced the number of new renter households. Of the 1.22 million new households that …


What is Homeowners Insurance?

Homeowners insurance provides owners with financial protection against disasters. A standard policy insures the home itself and the things you keep in it. Homeowners insurance is a package policy. This means that it covers both damage to your property and your liability or legal responsibility for any injuries and property damage you or members of …


Credit Counts When Buying a Home

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you need to be aware of how your credit score affects your loan. It is one of the most important factors when qualifying for a loan. Generally speaking, a higher score can mean a better chance of getting approved for a loan and securing a lower interest rate. ...

Income Tax Season – What to Know

It is income tax season for the year 2017. For some, it is a happy time because they expect to receive a refund of a portion of the taxes they paid throughout the year. For others this is a time to pay the government the amount of taxes that were not paid from their income. …


Keep Calm and Start Your Homeownership Journey in 4 Easy Steps

The process of buying your first home can seem overwhelming. Sometimes it seems as though there are so much to do and remember. However, you are not alone. There is a team of housing experts who are ready and willing to help you reach your goal. That team includes Realtors to help you find the …


Labor Day is on its way, Hurray!

Three long days to catch your breath after the start of school. Even if you have no students, the traffic is heavier than it was over the summer and the general pace of life has increased. Whew! We all need a break and three days will give us time to recharge our “battery.” Things you …


Financial Checklist

Get prepared to talk to your mortgage company or a housing counselor. Use this handy form to gather your financial information and to detail your current situation. You may be asked to complete additional forms by your mortgage company or housing counselor, but be prepared to have the following information available. Print or Download the ...


You may not have heard of “Know Before You Owe!” and that is okay. It is a consumer protection rule that informs first time home buyers as they prepare to close on their mortgage loan. It’s a new rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) designed to help new home buyers better understand their …

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