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Increasing mortgage rates and housing prices may make it tough for your kids to own a home. However, families appear to be helping the younger buyers purchase a home. Before you lend a hand, here are three ways parents can help make it more affordable for first time buyers to purchase a home. Gif...
There have been a lot of myths floating around about millennials not being interested in home purchases. Maybe you’ve heard that they still live with their parents due to student loan debt, don’t have a 20% down payment or they have no interest in settling down. In reality, more Millennial homebu...
It’s that time of the year. Once you get serious about buying a house, it’s time to start house hunting. But before you dedicate your weekend to visiting every open house, you need to know what you’re looking for. Otherwise, the process of shopping for your dream home could get pretty overwhelmin...
Your story starts with dreaming, as many do, then searching for your perfect home. You started to have lots of conversations about the kind of house you wanted to shop for. You started to casually shop online. One day, you stopped by just in time to see this one house for sale. So, you called an ...
The holiday season is all about traditions, and one of the biggest traditions is making a New Year’s resolution. It’s time for many of you to start thinking about your New Year’s resolution. What if your resolution is owning a home? After all, it’s a new year and a new you.As we head into 2019, m...
Millennials are becoming more and more in touch with their credit scores. This is partly because many of them are coming to the age where they tend to be more interested in buying homes and having low insurance rates. Building credit at a young age can be beneficial down the road when it comes ti...
Moving into a new home can be a huge transition for anyone, especially children. And while you can’t do much about combining your job and your pets into the move, your children most certainly can give you a helping hand! It’s a great way for your kids to learn to pitch in with responsibilities an...
If you’re thinking about purchasing a new home, don’t forget to think about your pets. Life wouldn’t be complete without a four-legged friend by your side.  With that said, you would want to search smarter for pet-friendly homes since certain homes and neighborhoods may not roll out the welcome m...
Buying a home is exciting, however, figuring out the right home loan can be stressful. Home loans, called mortgages, come in numerous types. Choosing the right mortgage loan is very important, after all it is a major purchase in your life. To have a better idea of what loan works best for your ne...
The housing market flows just like the seasons. Fall is an amazing season for many different reasons. It’s a chance to fill up on hot pumpkin spice lattes every morning and stay warm and cozy by a fire. Fall may be a great time to buy a house as well.Believe it or not, November is among the great...

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