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How To Get A Home Loan If You Have Bad Credit

If you have seen your latest credit score and feel like you’re less than financially fit, don’t fret. There are plenty of reasons why people end up with bad credit. There are also plenty of things that you can do to amend and work with your bad credit. The Factors Mortgage lenders look at a variety of factors when it…

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Mortgage Terminology 101

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner, the mortgage terminology can be confusing. Since buying a home is such a huge financial decision, you’re going to want to make sure you understand every step of the process and all of the conditions and fees along the way. Below are some of the common terms you might come across…

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How To Know When It Makes More Sense To Buy Than Rent

Renting is a great short-term housing solution for millions of Americans each year. And, for those who don’t want the responsibilities of homeownership, it can also serve as a long-term lifestyle for those uninterested in buying a home. However, if you do hope to someday purchase a home, there are several reasons it is one of the best financial decisions…

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Radon

Guest post by Dustin Dodge of Working Dog Home Inspections Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States and is a known problem in New Hampshire. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and it gets into the air you breathe. Whether or not a home has…

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Helpful Hints for First Time Buyers

Whether you buy your first home later in life or directly from college, buying a home is a major milestone.  For that reason, it is important to safeguard yourself so you know that you are getting a home and a loan that you can afford. Here are a few tips from mortgage and real estate pros to help prepare you…

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How to Become an Expert Homebuyer

As a homebuyer, entering the real estate market with insights into what it takes to find the perfect house is essential. Becoming an expert homebuyer, however, may seem impossible at times. Lucky for you, we’re here to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to make your homeownership dreams come true. What does it take to become an…

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Why Your Credit Score Matters When Buying A Home

Your credit score is a 3-digit number that can have a huge impact on many things that you hope to accomplish in your life. One of the biggest reasons that you need a good credit score is for buying a home. As many people rely on credit cards to fund their expenses, they consequently end up in debt. This doesn’t…

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Common Home Inspection Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

A home inspection can make or break a property sale. If all goes well during a home inspection, a buyer and seller can proceed with a transaction. Conversely, if a home inspector discovers major problems with a house, a property sale may be in jeopardy. As a homebuyer, you’ll want to do everything possible to ensure a home inspection delivers…

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Cost-Cutting Tips For Home Insurance

Use One Insurance Company For Everything Most insurance companies offer more than one type of insurance. This means that they love customers who bundle their policies. Bundling your home, auto and life insurance with one company can help to save you some cash. Own Your Home Yes, paying your mortgage off completely sounds like a feat. Once the mortgage is paid…

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