buy a home: 5 Common First Time Home Buyer Mistakes To Avoid - 10/13/18 04:27 AM
You’ve been working for years, building up to become a first time home buyer, but now that you’re here, you decide what advice to take or cast aside.
There’s a lot of information out there for new buyers that turn an exciting time into an overwhelming experience.
Consider these 5 common first time home buyer mistakes to avoid next time you feel overrun by options.
First Time Home Buyer Mistake #1: Don’t Set a Budget or Go Over Budget
According to Forbes, the five expenses that will consume 50% of your lifetime earnings are: home, car, children, education, and retirement.
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buy a home: 5 Ways to Start Saving for Your First Home - 09/16/18 04:46 AM
Remember when you were a kid and all you wanted were those pink and red roller blades? You sold lemonade, did extra chores, and picked up babysitting gigs until you piggy bank was full.
As an adult, roller blades turn into cars and houses. Except now, a full piggy bank won’t pay the bills.
Saving for your first home can be as simple as selling lemonade if you follow these 5 tips.
Set A Goal
Before you get too stressed about saving for your first home, set a goal.
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buy a home: First Time Home Buyer’s Guide - 06/07/18 06:48 AM
Close your eyes and imagine the home of your dreams.
Now open your eyes. Reality hits. How are you going to land that house?
You’ve created Pinterest boards, folded corners of magazines and daydreamed for hours about your forever home, but are you prepared to buy it today? Although home searches and open houses are exciting, the purchase process is more complicated than signing your name on the dotted line.
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or you’ve been around the block before, you will simplify securing your dream home when you follow these steps:
STEP 1: Make a List & Check it … (0 comments)

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