07

Dec
2016
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Home loans

Applying for a Mortgage Soon?

Get your credit mortgage ready with these 8 tips

We’ve created this handy infographic to help you understand and work to improve the factors that affect your credit score—an important consideration for any lender reviewing your mortgage application. Your credit score may influence what types of loans you can qualify for and what rate lenders will offer you, so it’s best to make it …

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01

Dec
2016
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Local homebuying

Day in the Life: Moving to Orlando, Florida

Downtown Orlando buildings

There is no shortage of things to do in Orlando, Florida. In fact, the popular vacation destination is home to over a dozen theme parks, including Universal Orlando Resort™, SeaWorld®, Legoland® and that one with the mouse.   But as any Orlando resident can attest, life in and around this vibrant city doesn’t have to …

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29

Nov
2016
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For buyers

How Much Mortgage Can I Afford?

Outside of beautiful home at twilight

One of the first—and most important—steps you can take when buying a new home is determining your budget. Figuring out how much mortgage you can afford can save you valuable time and energy during your new home search. Following are some simple steps to help you establish your homebuying budget: Determine your annual household income …

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25

Nov
2016
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Home loans

Should I Lock in My Interest Rate?

Should I lock in my interest rate today? Many people ask their loan officers, “When should I lock in my rate?” There’s no easy answer. It’s a little like asking when you should sell your stock or which mutual fund will perform better. It all depends on the market and your individual situation. Are you …

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22

Nov
2016
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For buyers

Home Gallery Product Sneak Peek

Couple at Home Gallery design center

We recently told you what to expect at our new home design centers, and now we’re taking you deeper with a sampling of specific products from national vendors—available wherever you buy a new Richmond American home! Keep in mind that some Home Gallery selections, like cabinets, are locally sourced and vary depending on region. Be …

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