According to a recent survey from Fannie Mae, a huge percentage of Americans are overestimating what it takes to secure a mortgage—and those misconceptions about mortgage qualifications could be holding people back from purchasing their dream home. Fannie Mae’s survey aimed at exploring how well consumers understand the basic requirements for obtaining a mortgage. And […]
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When you make an investment, you’re hoping that investment will appreciate in value over time—in other words, that your investment will be worth more down the road (whether that’s next month, next year, or in the next decade) than it was when you made your initial investment. Well, if you’ve invested in real estate in […]
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Do you know what a home appraisal is, or why it’s so important for you to have? Many people misunderstand this crucial component of the home buying experience. In a nutshell, an appraisal is a valuation of your home; it’s a way for lenders to ensure that they aren’t providing a mortgage that isn’t worth […]
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Securing the right mortgage is one of the most important steps in the home buying process. With the right mortgage, you can save tens of thousands of dollars over the course of your loan. And if you want to find and secure the right mortgage, the best thing you can do? Shop around According to […]
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Regular house-hunting isn’t always easy, but adding distance into the mix can present challenges you don’t have when looking a few neighborhoods over for a new home. While it may not be a walk in the park to buy a home from far away, it is possible. If you find a great agent and follow […]
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Between the historic inventory shortage, intense competition, and rapidly rising prices, navigating the real estate market in 2018 was a real challenge for buyers—and that’s why the vast majority of them partnered with real estate professionals for their home search. According to the 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors, 87% […]
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