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Six Surprising Retirement Trends You Need To Know

Tiny homes. Rockin’ communities where Jimmy Buffet is your spirit animal. Rockin’ a strenuous hike minutes from home. Yeah, this is not your Grandfather’s retirement. Long gone are the days when people packed it in and moved to a nice, … Continue reading

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Rent Burden On The Rise

The world has changed and renting has changed right along with it. Renting has long been the traditional first-step toward home ownership and, in later life, a lifestyle-simplifying option for long-term property owners intent on liberating equity. “Click here to … Continue reading

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How Much Commute Is Too Much Commute?

Rising home prices send buyers further out of the city in search of an affordable home – or more home than they can swing closer to where they had rather be. It’s an age-old tale and one that forces buyers … Continue reading

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Conventional Shmonventional: Is A Creative Loan Option Best For First-Time Buyers?

If you’re in the market to buy a home and, especially, if it’s your first home, you’ve probably heard A TON about conventional and FHA loans. But just like you’re not like anyone else, your financial situation may not be … Continue reading

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Slaying That Credit Score – New Tips For A New Year

Getting ready to buy a house or just thinking about it? Where to buy, what to buy, and how you’ll afford it are probably top of mind. But if you’re not also concentrating on your credit score – and by … Continue reading

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How to Say Goodbye to Renting and Hello to Home Ownership

Becoming a first-time homeowner takes a lot more than a desire to buy a house. It takes a lot of effort on your part to save up a down payment — which is usually a pretty good sized chunk of … Continue reading

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City Or Suburbs: Where Should You Buy A Home?

Getting ready to buy your first home? You’re probably caught in that age-old dilemma of whether to buy in the city or move to the suburbs. There are plenty of reports out there that detail how millennials want to stay … Continue reading

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What You Should Know Before Buying A Condominium

Condos were once thought of as homes that attracted singles or couples, often without children. But today, condos are growing in popularity and attracting families of all sizes. Condos can be an excellent choice for the right buyers. Here are … Continue reading

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Critiquing The 15-Year Home Loan

Question. I bought my first home in the early 2000s when interest rates were much higher then now, and got a fixed, 30 year loan for 6.25 percent. This is a small condominium unit. I am 50 years old and … Continue reading

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4 Expenses Your Buyers Don’t Expect

Buyers need to reserve the equivalent of about 2 percent to 5 percent of a home’s purchase price for closing costs, such as appraisal, lender, and title fees. But that’s only a portion of extra homeownership expenses. “Click here to read.”

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