Tag: budgeting for a new home

  • Five Financial Wellness Tips to Help you Land your Dream Home in 2024

    The dawn of a new year is an opportunity for new beginnings, new adventures and new goals. If one of your goals for 2024 is to find and move into the home of your dreams, committing to financial wellness is an important first step to take and the financial wellness tips we’ve put together can help get you ready for it!

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  • How to Find Your Dream Home in 10 Days

    You’ve probably heard of the movie, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Watching that film had us thinking…what else can be done in a 10-day time period? How about finding your next home? It’s possible! We’ve broken down the process day by day to show you how. Day 1: Budget   Wake up, […]

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  • What’s So Special About Special Financing?

    Special financing. You’re familiar with the term, but its definition varies by industry. For example, some car dealers use “special financing” to describe financing options for people with bad credit who otherwise wouldn’t qualify for an auto loan. And some retailers have deferred-interest special financing options, which allow shoppers to make interest payments on their purchases at a future date. But here’s what you need to know about special financing when shopping for a new home. Read more.

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  • The Benefits of Pre-qualifying for a Mortgage

    Before you get too caught up in the excitement of researching neighborhoods, pinning down your wish list and clicking your way through your local MLS site, you might want to consider taking this simple, time-saving, disappointment-preventing step: pre-qualifying for a mortgage. In this article, we outline all the benefits of this important step.

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  • Have 2022 Loan Limits Expanded Your Options?

    If you shopped your mortgage options last year, you might want to check in with your loan officer. New loan limits took effect in January, so it’s possible you have more borrowing power at your disposal than what you estimated in 2021! Find out how much limits changed in your county.

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  • 3 Ways to Make Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates Work for You

    Wondering if now is the right time to make a move? Today’s mortgage interest rates are very attractive, and we’ve detailed three ways in which you can leverage them to buy the home of your dreams. Read more.

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  • 5 Ways to Figure Out How Much Mortgage You Can Afford

    The prospect of purchasing your dream home is a thrilling one, but before you commit to a price, ask yourself this crucial question: “How much mortgage can I afford?” It can be tempting to take the biggest loan you can get, but leaving out budget considerations can lead the way to steep monthly payments that keep you up at night. Here’s six ways to evaluate your financial situation and purchasing power, setting the stage for a smooth, successful homebuying process.

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  • 7 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a New Home Now

    The COVID-19 pandemic has us spending more time at home than ever before, and this has led many people to realize that their current abode is no longer working for them. But is the desire for a nicer kitchen, dedicated home office and/or more outdoor entertaining space reason enough to buy a new home? We’ve outlined some signs that may indicate that you’re ready to make a move. Read more.

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  • 7 Podcasts for New & Aspiring Homebuyers

    Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, and it’s one that takes careful planning and dedication to achieve. But, where do you start? Podcasts! They’re not just for daily news briefs and true crime stories. They can also be a way to dip your toes into a new topic without investing money or even a great deal of time…

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  • The Truth About Mortgage Rates

    Afraid you’ve missed the best rates? Good news: They’re still great! See how this year’s mortgage trends stack up against historical averages. The takeaway: Rates may fluctuate from week to week, but in general, it’s a great time to buy a new home. Concentrating on factors you can control (your savings, your credit score, your […]

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  • Can My Family Help Me Finance a New Home?

    Homeownership is a very exciting prospect, but paying for a new house can be daunting. In this article, we share how your family can contribute funds to help you take this important step! Being able to purchase a new home with financial assistance from your family is a wonderful opportunity. To help cultivate a positive […]

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  • Ways to Jumpstart Your House Hunt Online

    Good news (and we could all use some right about now)! Not everyone can make it out to a sales center at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your home search on hold. Regardless of current circumstances, you can ramp up your house hunt right now, from the comfort of your […]

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