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Budgeting for Your New Home

Budgeting for Your New Home

When you get pre-approved for a mortgage, you may be excited to find out that you can afford a lot more house than you thought you could. Don’t be so fast, this is just what you can get a loan for. The mortgage broker doesn’t know a lot of factors about your finances. While you […]

How to Become an Informed First-Time Homebuyer

How to Become an Informed First-Time Homebuyer

 Even a first-time homebuyer can become an informed shopper, i.e. someone who understands the ins and outs of the housing market.In fact, some of the best ways to become informed as you move along the homebuying process include: 1. Determine How Much Money You’ll Need.How much money do you have to spend on a home? […]

Hidden Homeownership Costs

Hidden Homeownership Costs

Purchasing a home is a large investment and not one that anyone should make on a whim. It’s important to understand your maximum budget but also what you are comfortable spending, which may not be the same number as your maximum budget. But it’s also important to fully understand the hidden costs that come with […]