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Financing & Insuring

New Home Loan Limits for 2020

January 29, 2020

Curious how new loan limits may affect your homebuying journey? Good news! Home loan limits have increased in the new year in several areas across the country. That means more homes may qualify for a greater variety of loans—potentially offering more ways to finance your dream home! While not all areas experienced increases, it’s definitely worth checking to see if your desired county got a boost. Conventional Loans and FHA Loans Conventional loan limits and FHA loan limits at many Richmond American communities saw increases ranging…

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7 Reasons to Buy a New Home

January 22, 2020

1. You can tackle your wish list in lieu of a repair list Picture this: You wake up on a Saturday with a plan of improving your home. You hang a piece of art on the wall and shop for that new coffee table on your wish list. Sounds pretty relaxing, right? When you buy an older home, you may not get to this stage for quite some time. Your weekends will most likely be spent scraping popcorn off the ceiling, replacing the faucets or…

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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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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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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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