Category Archives: Buying a Home

How Much Should You Put Down On a Home?

You have to find your personal “Goldilocks” number: not too much, not too little, but just right. Continue reading

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What to Look For In an Investment Property

Here are some things I looked for in purchasing my first rental property: Continue reading

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Is There Hope or Doom on the Horizon?

Buying a home before you are ready is a recipe for failure and is a mistake that is entirely preventable. Continue reading

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To Buy or Not to Buy

Learn from my mistake and buy once you’ve met the following criteria. Continue reading

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8 Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid

For potential home buyers ready to get back in the game, interest rates are near historic lows and now may be a good time to buy – as long as you avoid these common mistakes and make an informed purchase that fits your plan. Continue reading

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Why a Home is Still a Good Investment

Tweet Today is the first day of spring and among other things, that means many people will begin the process of buying a home. Despite the crash in the real estate market a few years ago, real estate remains a … Continue reading

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Helpful Tips for Househunters

Tweet Thursday is the first day of spring, which means daffodils in bloom, Easter egg hunts, and new homebuyers coming out of hibernation.  For employees considering a home purchase this spring househunting season, their decision could be the best or … Continue reading

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How to Qualify For a Mortgage

Tweet Susan and I purchased our first home back in 1996. Like many newlyweds, our first home is what you might call a starter home.  It was a modest, two-story, single family home on a small piece of property at … Continue reading

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How Can You Avoid Being a Slave to Your Mortgage?

Tweet Lately I have talked to a lot of people who are interested in buying their first home and with a combination of today’s low interest rates and a housing market that does not have prices appreciating rapidly, this might … Continue reading

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Is it the Right Time to Buy a Home?

Tweet With both home prices and mortgage rates still near historic lows, is now the right to buy a home? That’s a question many would-be first time home buyers are asking themselves, myself included. For most of the first few … Continue reading

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