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SAVVY BUYERS SEARCH OUT FIXER-UPPERS!

Excerpted from an article by PJ Wade for realtytimes.com “Instead of shopping for your dream home, why not search out your dream discount? First-time buyers, even experienced buyers, can be distracted by the superficial….enticed to pay more for dream-home fantasies or, encouraged to walk away from a hidden gem… Buy a home which was cleverly…

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BUYING A VACATION HOME: THE QUESTIONS BEFORE PURCHASE

SOURCE:  Amin Dabit for realtytimes. “Whether it’s an oceanside bungalow or a mountain cabin, many people dream of buying a vacation home.  Financial advisors call a purchase like this “lifestyle investing.”  Like any investment, buying a second home comes with both benefits and potential drawbacks, so it’s important to consider how a vacation home fits…

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SOME QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by Hans Brings for realtytimes.com “….It can be tempting to be swept away by the first appealing home you visit, but it’s important to slow down and ask a few questions about your home search and the specific property before making an impulsive decision to buy.  As with every other…

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30-YEAR MORTGAGE RATE RISES FURTHER..

Associated Press 03/20/2016… “Average long-term US mortgage rates rose this week for the third straight week.  Long-term rates have reversed the upward trend that took hold at the start of the year amid economic anxiety and market turbulence.  However, rates still remain at historically low levels at the start of the spring home buying season. …

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THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTHLY GAIN IN SALES OF NEW HOMES…

Excerpted from an article by Josh Boak/Associated Press. WASHINGTON – “Americans rushed to buy new homes in December at the strongest pace in 10 months, with 2015 marking the strongest year for this segment of the housing market since 2008.  The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new home sales surged 10.8% last month  to a…

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APPLYING FOR A MORTGAGE? KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!

From an article by Blanche Evans/realtytimes.com “When you buy a home, it’s all about the numbers.  Your mortgage rate is based on your credit scores, debt-to-income, and how much of a down payment you can afford. Know your credit score.  It can fall between 300 and 850.  Lenders use this number, which is compiled by…

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FEWER LOCAL HOMEOWNERS UNDERWATER ON MORTGAGES

OPPORTUNITIES TO BUY A HOME OR SELL YOUR PRESENT HOME ARE BETTER NOW! “The number of homeowners who owe more on their mortgages than their houses are worth has declined this spirng in the Asheville area, a national real estate researcher reported Thursday (09/25/14).  In Asheville, 4.2%, or 3,165 of all residential properties with a…

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THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN & ITS EFFECT ON HOUSING

The government shutdown is causing great anxiety throughout the nation, and worry is building throughout the housing industry.  Despite a fall cool-down due to rising interest rates, the rebound was still moving forward with momentum, and industry experts now fear that the shutdown could stall and potentially derail the progress of housing.  Is the actual…

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5 Things to Take the Trauma Out of Homebuying

1. Find a real estate professional who’s simpatico. Homebuying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It’s critical that the practitioner you choose is both skilled and a good fit with your personality. 2. Remember, there’s no “right” time to buy, any more than there’s a right time to sell.…

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6th of 6 Biggest Mistakes Hombuyers Make

Buying a home is the single largest purchase most folks will make in their life time – yet many go into it blind. In my previous career of a mortgage loan officer I saw this more times than I would like to admit. Here is the 6th of six biggest mistakes homebuyers make according to…

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