Real Estate

Adulting ain’t easy, we know. One of the more challenging adulthood milestones to reach is buying your first house. And one of the most challenging parts of buying your first house is saving up for the down payment.  Inflation plus stagnant minimum wages(1) equals a generation that makes less money and has fewer opportunities to
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Moving into a new home can be a big deal, even when you’re just moving to a new neighborhood or a nearby county. When the move crosses state lines, buying a home in the area can feel like exploring another planet, especially if it’s somewhere you haven’t lived before. The good news is that you’re
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Fizzbo. 🤡  No, it’s not the name of a party clown. It’s how you pronounce “FSBO,” the acronym of “for sale by owner.” Maybe you’ve seen a FSBO home listed online and wondered how different the buying process is from buying a home that’s listed the standard way.  Or maybe you’re about to put your
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There are few reasons why a rent-to-own option may be a good fit. Maybe you’re not financially ready to make a large down payment. Or maybe you aren’t ready to take out a mortgage. Rent-to-own agreements can help first-time home buyers, people getting their “financial act” together and anyone who is tired of the endless
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Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could give you a yes or no answer? Oh, if only things could be that easy. Deciding you’re ready to buy a house might seem like a major step. And that would be correct because – spoiler alert – it is. But it doesn’t have to be “meeting your
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Wondering how to buy your first home? You’re not alone.  For the past 20 years, 1 million to 2 million Americans became first-time home buyers every year. In 2020, that number spiked to 2.38 million. Even as homeownership is rising, it can still feel like a mysterious process for a newbie. We’ll help you understand
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Are you asking yourself, “How much house can I afford?” The answer will depend on your current debt-to-income ratio (DTI), down payment and other factors. Choosing a home is only one part of the homeownership journey. You also need to be sure that you can afford the monthly mortgage when it comes knocking on your
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We’re often told that one of the biggest reasons to become a homeowner is to pay yourself and not give away our hard-earned money to a landlord. Now that you’re a homeowner, you may be wondering how to access all that money you’ve kept from a landlord – without selling your home. The answer: Tap
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