Posts Categorized: Homeownership

To rent or buy? If the question of renting vs. buying a home has crossed your mind we encourage you to consider the benefits of homeownership. However, the advantages of owning vs. renting are different for everyone. If you’re not already a homeowner, then it’s always time to be thinking about when to buy your…

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Owning a home comes with ongoing responsibilities. Maintenance and upkeep will become a part of every homeowner’s regular routine for as long as they own a house. But it’s important not to look at these maintenance responsibilities as onerous chores—while there is work involved in homeownership, doing necessary upkeep will make your home more valuable…

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When you buy a home, a home inspection is critical to ensure that your home purchase—most likely the largest single purchase you will ever make—won’t come with any unpleasant surprises. A home inspector will give you a report on the condition of the house and all of its systems. This gives you a chance to…

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Homeowners insurance is an absolute must-have, but there are ways to make sure you’re paying as little as possible for this coverage. Even if you’ve already had homeowners insurance for some time, take these steps to reduce your insurance costs: Compare Carefully Whether you’re getting insurance for the first time or renewing for another year,…

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If you’re in the market as a first-time home buyer, you’ll probably be concerned about your down payment. There is a lot of conflicting information and advice about how much you really need to have.  How can you effectively save the money? How Much Should Your Down Payment Be? You’ll see a lot of advice…

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Moving into a new home can be overwhelming, especially for a first-time home buyer. Luckily professional home buyer coaches don’t stop helping once the home purchase process is complete; we’re here to help with tips and advice to make the home owning process go smoothly too. Move in: There are lots of things you probably…

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Buying your first home can be an overwhelming process. If you’re not prepared, or if you jump in without taking advantage of all of the expert assistance available to you, you could fall into all sorts of traps. We’re here to offer these 10 first time home buyer mistakes to avoid: Shopping For A Home…

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Homeowners insurance, or hazard insurance, is a type of property insurance that pays for losses related to your home.  A homeowner’s insurance policy can include losses to your home, additional living expenses, loss of personal belongings, and liability insurance for accidents that may happen. There are many things that could go wrong for homeowners that…

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Down payment assistance is available for people who want to become homeowners but need a little extra help. In the NFCC’s latest financial literacy survey, they found that one in two Americans who have tried to purchase a home have faced barriers. One of the top barriers people always cite is lack of funding for…

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Here’s a warning a lot of people wish they’d heard earlier: You can lose your home loan pre-qualification and even your loan approval midway through the loan process. Not only that, but you can lose your approval right up until the last minute – when you’ve got your household boxed up and you’re ready to…

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