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Selling Your Home: Where to begin? - 11/04/07 08:35 AM
Selling your home is an involved process that affects your family and your future. When you make the decision to sell your home, there are some preparations that you can do to make your home more attractive to the potential buyer. Remember - first impressions are the most important thing when showing your home! Look at your house in the eyes of the buyer. A little time and money is a wise investment when selling your home. Here are some simple, yet effective ways to make your home more attractive. First Impressions Remember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about (0 comments)
Things NOT To Do Before Purchasing a Home - 11/04/07 08:29 AM
You want to buy a home. Good for you! There are several things home buyers should not do before buying a house. Here are some things to think about if you're interested in purchasing a home: No Major Purchase of Any Kind NO major purchase that would create debt of any kind. This includes furniture, appliances, electronic equipment, jewelry, vacations, expensive weddings... ...and automobiles, of course. Don't Move Money Around When a lender reviews your loan package for approval, one of the things they are concerned about is the source of funds for your down payment and closing costs. Most likely, you will be asked to (1 comments)
How Much Home Can You Afford? - 11/04/07 08:24 AM
So ... how much home can you afford? The classic formulas for mortgage affordability could lead you to disaster. Here's how to get a better handle on what you really can afford.Thirty years ago, first-time home buyers were often encouraged to stretch as far as they possibly could to buy a house. Back then, that advice made some sense.Today, it can be a recipe for disaster.A too-big house payment can, at the very least, leave you with too little money for other goals: retirement, vacations, college funds for the kids. At worst, it can leave you vulnerable to foreclosure and bankruptcy.What's more, (0 comments)
The ABCs of Closing Costs - 11/01/07 07:23 AM
You've found your dream home, the seller has accepted your offer, your loan has been approved and you're eager to move into your new home. But before you get the key, there's one more step-the closing. Also called the settlement, the closing is the process of passing ownership of property from seller to buyer. And it can be bewildering. As a buyer, you will sign what seems like endless piles of documents and will have to present a sizeable check for the down payment and various closing costs. It's the fees associated with the closing that many times remains a mystery to (1 comments)
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