Buying a Home

July 9, 2020

What Is Earnest Money?

 

If you are ready to being the house hunting process you will need to be prepared to have some ‘earnest funds’ available.  Typically, the amount is 1-5% of the purchase price. 

When does earnest money come into the picture? Once an offer is made ‘Earnest Money’ or ...

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April 1, 2020

The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This Year

The last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy as businesses and consumers work to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rapid spread of the virus has been compared to prior pandemics and outbreaks ...

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March 10, 2020

How Interest Rates Impact Monthly Housing Payments

Spring is right around the corner, so flowers are starting to bloom, and many potential home buyers are getting ready to step into the market. If you’re thinking of buying this season, here’s how mortgage interest rates are working in your favor.

To put this in perspective, the following chart ...

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March 2, 2020

What are the benefits of a VA Loan?

The VA home loan program has serviced over 24 million home loans for veterans and active service members since its creation in 1944, part of the original Servicemen's Readjustment's Act, better known as the GI Bill of Rights. 

A VA mortgage loan is a great option for ...

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Feb. 28, 2020

Is A Military Transfer In Your Future?

Because I'm a retired military member, I personally know what it's like to make a move across country and across the world.  The planning, the packing, the kids, the schools, the looking for your next home, maybe selling the home you have now.  It all can ...

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Feb. 19, 2020

If you can afford to buy a home, why are you still renting?

Why wait until next year?  

We’ve recently seen home loan interest rates as low as 5%, but rates are RISING and the economy is heating up. 

A 250,000 dollar home loan at a 5% rate would approximately be a $1,603 monthly mortgage payment.  

Start you ...

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Feb. 17, 2020

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership

Here's Why You Should Stop Waiting and Start Looking

BY HOM EDITORIAL TEAM

As you get older, you’ll start to notice everyone around you starting to check all the “boxes”, i.e. finding a partner, settling down with a career, and buying a home. It’s easy to assume dreams ...

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