buying a home: Turn Spring Cleaning Into Goodwill Donations - 02/18/15 11:57 PM

Turn Spring Cleaning Into Goodwill Donations
It’s that time of year again - spring cleaning time! Whether you like the actual act of cleaning or not, you still have to agree that the feeling you get after cleaning and purging some of your old belongings is great. What you see as an unuseful, inanimate object can really help someone else and inevitably make their lives easier or better. Here are some things to remember to help you turn your spring cleaning into Goodwill donations.
Where to Look:
Depending on the size of your home and how often you choose to … (0 comments)

buying a home: 4 Myths For First Time Home Buyers - 08/11/14 03:24 AM

4 Myths For First Time Home Buyers - There are plenty of myths out there about buying a home. For a first time home buyer, it can be confusing to separate fact from fiction. We’ve gathered our top tips to help home buyers through the experience.
1. You must have a 20% down payment - Buyers are encouraged to put down 20% or more on their home to avoid paying private mortgage insurance. However, there are loans available that require a much lower down payment, some even as low as  3.5%.
2. Renting is less expensive - While the current trend of renting is popular among young adults, … (0 comments)

buying a home: Financial Things You Shouldn't Do When Buying A Home - 01/24/14 02:41 AM
Buying a new home can be an expensive and stressful process, so you don’t want to make it any more difficult by spending extra money that you don’t need to. It is important to be frugal and save money where you can, but a lot of people don’t know where to start. Here are six things you shouldn’t do financially when buying a new home.
Don’t Changes Jobs
If you’re in between jobs or considering leaving your current job, think twice. Lenders might not be favorable toward you if you have recently changed jobs or are looking for new employment. You want … (1 comments)

buying a home: Who Pays Closing Costs? - 08/13/13 03:38 AM
Closing costs are a mix of fees from the lender, title company, real estate agent, etc. Depending on your situation, what is included in your list of closing costs might be different. In some cases you can add these fees into your purchase offer, asking the seller to pay some if not all of your closing costs. Talk to your real estate agent about how this will work in your specific situation.
When purchasing a home, there are many costs you might not be prepared for...
Home Inspection
Appraisal
Loan Application Fee
Down Payment
Closing Costs
Moving Fees
New Furniture
Paint … (0 comments)

buying a home: 5 Apps For First Time Homebuyers - 05/17/13 04:27 AM
If you’re looking to buy a home, your smartphone is the first thing you should turn to. In the age of technology, the phrase “there’s an app for that” is definitely the case; especially when it comes to real estate. Get the edge you need in your home search by downloading these five apps that will help you throughout the process.
 
HomeSnap
If you’re out and about visiting a new neighborhood and you see a home for sale, snap a photo with the HomeSnap App. The app will identify the home and find out the value, the price it last … (2 comments)

 
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