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Buying a home together before marriage

According to TIME, 25% of couples between the ages of 25-34 are now choosing to buy a home before getting married. There are quite a few factors that should be considered before buying a home with a significant other, and it’s very important that you and your partner have a candid conversation about these [...]

2018-04-12T11:24:24+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Homeownership, Mortgage, Mortgage Basics, mortgage prep, mortgagebrokertips, MortgageTips, News, Other|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Buying a home together before marriage

Pros and cons of a homeowners association

Homeowners associations (HOAs) and condo owners associations are groups of community members that uphold rules and  standards for a neighborhood. If you buy a home in a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association, you must participate in paying the HOA dues, and ensure that your property meets HOA standards. There are a few pros and [...]

2018-04-03T12:56:59+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Homeownership, Mortgage, Mortgage Basics, mortgage prep, mortgagebrokertips, MortgageTips, News, Other|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Pros and cons of a homeowners association

Broker Organization Tips

The busy spring season is beginning, and it may already feel like it’s here in full force! If you used the slower wintertime to get your marketing plans in order, set up lead strategies, and network with real estate professionals, then there is likely no shortage of business coming your way. In order to [...]

2018-03-26T10:12:05+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Homeownership, Mortgage, Mortgage Basics, mortgage prep, mortgagebrokertips, MortgageTips, News, Other|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Broker Organization Tips

Moving from your starter home to your second home

The term starter home describes a first home that a person buys—without the intention of keeping it forever. This concept is not as popular in the current market as it was for past generations, but it is still a good strategy for may buyers to build wealth and establish homeownership. Essentially, you start with [...]

2018-03-20T08:51:27+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Homeownership, Mortgage, Mortgage Basics, mortgage prep, MortgageTips, News, Other|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Moving from your starter home to your second home

Top Factors to Check when Finding Your New Home

When purchasing your new home, your decision should be driven by two main goals: finding a place where you are happy living for years to come and finding a place that is a strategic investment for when you choose to sell down the road. While you may want to jump at the first house [...]

2018-03-12T11:24:47+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Homeownership, Market Trends, Mortgage, Mortgage Basics, mortgage prep, MortgageTips, News, Other|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Top Factors to Check when Finding Your New Home

Outdoor Home Decor Ideas for Spring

Choose a theme to set the scene Before you do any work on your space, you’ll want to choose a theme, or at least a color scheme, to make sure your projects create a cohesive look. When choosing your look, try to keep in mind that you will likely be looking at your design [...]

2018-03-05T10:21:48+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Categories: Homeownership, Market Trends, Mortgage, Mortgage Basics, mortgage prep, MortgageTips, News, Other|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Outdoor Home Decor Ideas for Spring

Winter housing summary

As we head into the busy spring home buying season, it’s a good time to take a look back to the winter market and see indicators for what may be in store this spring. As expected, the winter market was a bit slower than autumn, and the median home price in January 2018 was [...]

2018-02-26T09:28:42+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Categories: Homeownership, Market Trends, Mortgage, Mortgage Basics, mortgage prep, MortgageTips, News, Other|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Winter housing summary

How Home Buying, Home Selling, and Home Improvement Affect Taxes

Home ownership has quite a few benefits when it comes to building your net worth. As you start paying a mortgage instead of rent, a portion of your monthly payment is used to buy equity in your home - which you can get back if you choose to sell your home down the road. [...]

2018-02-21T11:35:52+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: Homeownership, Market Trends, Mortgage, Mortgage Basics, mortgage prep, MortgageTips, News, Other|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How Home Buying, Home Selling, and Home Improvement Affect Taxes

5 Parts of Your Home that Could use Some Love This February

Now that the busy holiday schedule has completely wound down, you and your home can get a well-deserved break. It’s a great time to focus on repairing and improving your home before spring sets in with more social activities. The chilly temperatures and evenings of entertaining guests may have worn on your house more [...]

2018-02-15T12:01:59+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Homeownership, Market Trends, Mortgage, Mortgage Basics, mortgage prep, MortgageTips, News, Other|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 5 Parts of Your Home that Could use Some Love This February

How to build a budget and save for your down payment

One of the most daunting parts of buying a home is saving up enough money for a down payment. While there are plenty of low down payment loan options, even smaller down payments require a fairly considerable amount of cash. There are some alternative ways to get a downpayment—like getting gift payments for example—but [...]

2018-02-07T14:28:09+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Homeownership, Market Trends, Mortgage, Mortgage Basics, mortgage prep, MortgageTips, News, Other|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How to build a budget and save for your down payment