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7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!

Before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on March 15, 2019 in  Buying A Home  Credit Score  Finance  Home Buyers  Mortgage  Mortgage Knowledge  Owning A Home
7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage! Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer. They will be able to tell you how your decision will impact your home loan. Below is a list of 7 Things You Shouldn’t Do After Applying for a Mortgage! Some may seem obv... read more
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First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage? Couples Lead the Way

Let’s get together to determine if your dream home is already within your grasp!
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on February 14, 2019 in  American Dream  Buying A Home  Mortgage  Selling a Home
First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage? Couples Lead the Way According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2018 at 54% of all buyers. It is no surprise that buying a home is more attainable with two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs. However, many couples are also deciding to buy a home before spending what would be a do... read more
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How to Get a Better Perspective on Affordability

Buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on February 07, 2019 in  2019 Housing Market  Buy a home  Financing  Home Buyers  Home Buying  mortgage
How to Get a Better Perspective on Affordability Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate. Understandably, buying a home is more expensive now than immediately following one of the worst housing crashes in American history. Over the past decade, the market was flooded with distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales) selling at 10-50% discounts. There were so many that this lowered the prices ... read more
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Tax Breaks for First Time Home Buyers

What exactly is tax deductible when buying a house for the first time?
Posted by Natalie Arnold on April 16, 2018 in No Category
Buying a home can sound like an intimidating undertaking if you’ve never done it before. The thought of relocating and the sheer level of financial investment gives many people anxiety. Luckily, the government wants to make the process easier and less scary, with a range of tax breaks for first time home buyers. To get the most out of your purchase, don’t settle for the standard deductions and write-offs. Instead, make sure you take advantage of the many tax breaks available to you. So, what exact... read more
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