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Mortgage Penalties: Prepayment
Posted on 11/17/2019
Mortgage Penalties: Prepayment
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Most are familiar with the key components of a mortgage: how much you're borrowing, what your interest rate is, how many years you'll be paying your mortgage back. There are many, however, who do not understand some of the finer details, including what prepayment penalties are and how they may affect you...
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Getting Pre-Qualified for Your Mortgage
Posted on 11/10/2019
Getting Pre-Qualified for Your Mortgage
Potential home buyers should obtain a pre-qualification letter from their lenders to access a home loan. This letter communicates what the lender thinks about you being qualified for a mortgage up to a certain amount and is dependent on the data you gave about your assets, income, and expenses. Pre-qualification is just the primary step, and it provides...
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Buying A Home With A Yard
Posted on 11/03/2019
Buying A Home With A Yard
One of the perks of moving out of an apartment into a home is having your very own outdoor space. Depending on how close to the city you live, you may not get much of a yard with your home. If you’re looking for that perfect outdoor space to dwell in, read on for some tips on buying a...
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When to Modify Your Homebuying Timeline
Posted on 10/27/2019
When to Modify Your Homebuying Timeline
If you have plans to buy a house as quickly as possible, it is important to maintain flexibility. That way, you can adjust your homebuying timeline at a moment's notice. Ultimately, there are many instances where you may need to modify your homebuying timeline, and these include: 1. You are struggling to identify your dream home. It generally is...
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Indoor Herb Garden: A Quick Guide
Posted on 10/20/2019
Indoor Herb Garden: A Quick Guide
Do you love the idea of having fresh herbs available all year round but don't live in an area where it's possible to grow them outdoors in all seasons? You don't have to give up cooking with fresh herbs just because the weather outside is frightful — and you also don't have to install a complicated growing setup...
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Speed up Your House Sale
Posted on 10/13/2019
Speed up Your House Sale
Selling a house requires special tactics, it can be stressful for first timers, and the pressure even becomes greater when there is a need to close the sale before moving into a new home. You will find the following simple suggestions highly effective in getting your house sold. Enhance the curb appeal. Curb appeal means how attractive your...
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Changes You'll Notice From Owning a Home
Posted on 10/06/2019
Changes You'll Notice From Owning a Home
Buying a home is a huge deal. First-time buyers transform from renters to owners in a single transaction, a change that has far-reaching implications about how you see yourself. Being an owner grounds you in your community.When you buy a home, you create deep community connections in a way renting never can. After all, when you’re a renter,...
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Save Yourself from a Cluttered Kitchen
Posted on 09/29/2019
Save Yourself from a Cluttered Kitchen
Resolutions are well on their way with the New Year. If organizing your kitchen is one of yours here are some tips to help get it going. Getting started Figure out how you want the space you do have to work, enabling you to measure out the type of organization you need. For instance, if it is a...
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What to Expect for Luxury Real Estate This Year
Posted on 09/22/2019
What to Expect for Luxury Real Estate This Year
At the beginning of every year, there are new trends, styles, and designs that make their way to the forefront of popular taste. In the real estate industry, luxury real estate is usually the first to test out new trends and designs before the traditional market. Whatever doesn't make a name in the luxury real estate will probably...
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How to Get Your Credit Scores When Buying a Home
Posted on 09/15/2019
How to Get Your Credit Scores When Buying a Home
It is a fact that people who plan carefully to own a home will run into fewer financial issues later. So, if you want to buy a property now or sometime in the future, your first step should be to check your credit. It is a good idea to review your credit reports and scores from time to...
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Thinking Outside the Box Lamp
Posted on 09/08/2019
Thinking Outside the Box Lamp
Have you ever discovered you needed a piece of furniture that you can't readily find or your space requirements leave you with limited choices? Options still exist, and they can be a perfect match not only for your space but for your style as well. First, identify what you need Measure the available spot and height. Then, have...
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Be Sure you Know Your Closing Costs
Posted on 09/01/2019
Be Sure you Know Your Closing Costs
When buying a home, nothing could be worse than getting down to the hour of closing only to discover you don't have enough money in your account for all those insane fees you didn't know about. These fees are due to the lender and other third parties such as the title company at the close of the deal...
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