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Jan. 2, 2018

Home Buying: Negotiating Repairs

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Negotiating Repairs with an AS IS Contract

Buying a new home? Your home inspection may reveal defects that you feel should be the seller's responsibility to fix. If your purchase agreement was written on "as is" contract this will typically involve some negotiation, as the seller is typically not ...

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Nov. 28, 2017

The Ultimate List of Homebuyer Tips

We surveyed several hundred real estate professionals and industry experts to determine the top home buying tips they would recommend to their clients.

Home Buying Tips

The Ultimate List of Homebuyer Tips

by Andy Fulton on April 21, 2014

Get a Home Inspection Get a home inspection to evaluate the safety and overall ...

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Nov. 26, 2017

5 Steps to Obtaining a Mortgage

Mortgage Resource

Today’s stricter lending environment means that processing a mortgage application is more complex than ever, given the number of steps that lenders, underwriters, and mortgage insurers must all complete before home buyers truly have their financing in place.

To help ensure the process goes smoothly, you can also take steps ...

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July 2, 2017

Home Buying FAQ's: What is a Final Walkthrough?

What is a Final Walk Through and What Should I Expect?

The purpose of the walkthrough inspection is to be sure that the home you are buying is in the same condition as the date of the contract, making sure that all warranted items are working properly and that repairs identified during ...

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May 14, 2017

Guide to Buying a Home: Down Payment Comparison

Ready to buy a home? See what your monthly mortgage principal and interest payments would be with various down payments for a 30-year term: 

Loan Comparison

This post has been authored by Eric Slifkin, REALTOR® serving South Florida’s Treasure Coast. You can reach me at 888-288-1765, or visit my Web site. As ...

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May 5, 2017

Renting vs. Buying a Home

Buy or Rent?

Are you doing the math these days around renting versus buying a home? Trying to decide if you can afford to buy? If so, you’ve probably Googled one of the many “rent versus buy” calculators out there to help you get a handle on your budget.

True, they’re helpful, and ...

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March 4, 2017

Earnest Money Mistakes

 

Earnest money is a great way to show a seller you’re serious about the offer you’re making on their home. By placing a portion of what amounts to your down payment on the table to demonstrate your commitment to follow-through on the contract, you’re saying “I love this home ...

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March 27, 2016

This Week’s Housing Markets

Catch up with this Week’s Housing Markets in a Minute!

Source:  Acopia Home Loans

  

For the Week Ending March 25, 2016
 

  


The labor market continues to show strength, with jobless claims remaining below 300,000 for the 55th week. A tight labor market supports a Fed policy rate ...
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March 14, 2016

Winning Home Buying Strategies and Secrets from Industry Insiders

Winning Home Buying Tips from Industry Insiders
 
Thinking about buying a home? Since it’s likely the single biggest investment you will ever make, being prepared will help you make a smarter purchase decision. Don’t make an offer until you read and understand these real estate insider tips.  Download PDF

Know your buying power

What is ...
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Feb. 13, 2016

No More Closing Surprises

New Mortgage Disclosure Guidelines Simplify the Closing Process

Thanks to new mortgage disclosure guidelines from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that became effective October 3, 2015, homebuyers can expect a more seamless closing process and fewer headaches at the closing table. The new rules simplify the loan paper-work so ...

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