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What Options are There for Securing Your Down Payment?

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If you are looking to buy a home for the first time, you need to be aware of your options when it comes to down payments. One of the things that drives our universe is the principle of reciprocity. This principle also applies to when you’re making a down payment.

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Home Buying Tip

for the week of: December 04

UNDERSTAND ESCROW

There are four components that makeup the total cost of a mortgage:

1) the principal repayment;
2) the interest charges;
3) property taxes; and
4) home owners insurance.

Calculate what these charges may be.

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Buying a Home? 4 Tips Every Newbie Needs to Know

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Buying a home for the first time can be so intimidating that many people make quite a few expensive and time-consuming mistakes. While this process is often nerve-wracking, there are a few tips you can keep in mind to make sure you get a great home at the perfect price.

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Planning Your American Dream: 3 Things To Know About Your First Mortgage

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For many families, their dream is to own their own home. While the prospect of owning a house can certainly be exciting, the technical process of purchasing a mortgage can sometimes be intimidating for newcomers. However, don’t let what you don’t know dissuade you. Educate yourself about the process. Below are three things you should know about your first mortgage.

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Environmentally Friendly Homes are the Most Cost-Efficient

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Why should you equip your home with environmentally friendly upgrades? So many people surf the web for pricing on solar panels, good insulation, and high-performing heating and cooling systems and quickly decide that they’re not for them. What lots of these people don’t understand is that green products or renovations are most often priced high because they’re made more carefully and save entire households thousands of dollars yearly.

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What To Know About Taking Advantage of the Housing Market

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The current housing market slump in some areas is raising concerns for many home buyers and property investors. Yet despite the seemingly unfavorable conditions that surround the real estate industry, it’s important to recognize the opportunities bestowed by such slow times. Purchasing a property during a slow housing market is strategically sound for many reasons, one of the obvious ones being that ask prices are generally lower compared to market averages.

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home affordability tips

Ideas on how can afford a home purchase

  • start saving money:
    view budgeting techniques and rebate cards

  • view first-time options:
    FHA programs and zero-down mortgages

  • watch the interest rates:
    when they hit low levels, be prepared to act

  • have good credit:
    good credit means lower monthly payments

  • maintain good debt ratios:
    lenders view this as low risk

  • understand the process:
    understand how to negotiate best terms

read about these and other tips to help you afford a home purchase

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what is the value of the home

Check the market value of the home you are reviewing and neighborhood. It is a report you can use to structure your home purchase offer.

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Home Buying Guide and Home Search

Buying a home? You have landed at the right place. Our goal is to keep your home buying experience simple and straight to the point. Find home MLS listings, FSBO homes, foreclosures, new home construction, home classifieds, real estate agents, mortgage financing, home services, home buying steps, and just about everything to find and make a buy home decision.

Simply start with our quick home buying checklist that summarizes the home buying process. It references our free 7-step guide on home buying plans and home buying tips. Review our guides on home affordability, home buying numbers, escrow payments, home inspection, home location and neighborhood, home buying contract negotiations, home mortgage financing, closing and settlement, and more. Use this resource center to find the the right home, in the right location, and at the right price.

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