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As you plan to buy a home, seek pre-approval for financing so that you'll know how much home you can afford and how much to budget for monthly mortgage payments. Aside from the financed amount, some other regular expenses associated with homeownership will also impact your payment amount. First i...
There are three basic ingredients in the recipe for selling a home: location, condition, and price. Sellers have the most control over that final ingredient, price. If a home isn’t selling after a couple months, that element will likely need some adjustment. Generally, if your home isn't selling ...
Want to see homes that are exactly what you can afford? Want the best possible terms for your mortgage? Want to show sellers that you're serious and capable? Then start with pre-approval, from several lenders. Forget about "pre-qualification" - that's just a quick ballpark figure the banks will o...
In these days of Internet scams and credit card fraud, we're all a little more protective of our privacy. However, if you're selling a home, you also know that posting a virtual tour online and having your agent show your home are absolute necessities for successfully landing a buyer. What can be...
One way to get the best mortgage terms is to make a down payment of at least twenty percent. That not only gets you a lower rate and monthly payment, but you'll also avoid additional PMI (private mortgage insurance) fees, and have "instant equity" in your home. But what are your options if you ca...