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Buying a Home

4 House Hunting Mistakes to Avoid

January 10, 2020

It’s a new year and you’re ready to buy a new home! But a house is a big investment, and you want to make sure that you get it right. Fortunately, we’re here to help. We’ve identified some common house hunting mistakes that can turn a seamless, stress-free home search into an exasperating experience. To help ensure your homebuying journey is as pain-free as possible, try to steer clear of potential house hunting blunders, such as: Flying solo.  Although it may be tempting to skip…

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Buying a Home

How to Find Your Dream Home in 10 Days

November 1, 2019

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, stretch, get a cup of coffee and get ready to look at your finances. Make a detailed list of all your monthly expenses and determine what you can afford to…

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Financing & Insuring

Finding Home Insurance

October 19, 2019

Purchasing home insurance makes good sense, and not just because it’s often a condition for home loan approval. It’s also a good idea for peace of mind and financial security. You definitely don’t want to find yourself wishing you’d purchased the right insurance after something unexpected happens. So if you’re in the market for a new home, check out the following tips for finding a plan that covers your home’s needs. Compare insurance quotes Consult an insurance agency with brokers that can compare costs and…

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Financing & Insuring

Lock in a Mortgage Rate Through Late 2020

October 1, 2019
Extended rate lock

Planning to buy a home this year? If you’ve been keeping a nervous eye on news from the Federal Reserve, wondering if you’re missing out on your best mortgage rate because you’re not ready to close, an extended rate lock might be just the thing you need to move forward with confidence. What is an extended rate lock? A buyer typically has sixty days to close a loan after locking in a mortgage rate. With an extended rate lock by HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, you can…

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Financing & Insuring

Questions to Ask When Choosing an Insurance Agent

September 29, 2019

You’ve contracted on a new home and now it’s time to choose an insurance agent. After all, you want to protect your investment in the event of theft or a natural disaster (e.g., flood, fire). Plus, most lenders require homeowners to maintain insurance as a condition of the loan. Following are some important questions to ask during your selection process: How long have you/your company been in business? Although the number of years in business isn’t a guarantee that an agent or agency will be…

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