5 Tips To Protect Yourself When Buying Newly Constructed Real Estate

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Buying newly constructed real estate isn't much different from buying an "already used" home. What variances there are, however, can make all the difference between buying a diamond or a lemon.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind when buying new construction: Tip #1: Don't Use The Builder's Sales Agent - Hire Your Own If they're the builder's agent, they're being paid to represent the builder, no matter what they tell you.  Your own real estate agent, who is representing you, is required to tell you the negatives as well as the positives.  The builder's agent doesn't have…
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Whatever You Do, Don’t Make These Common Mortgage Mistakes

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Are you applying for a mortgage on your home? Keep in mind that a mortgage is a major financial decision and choosing one will have a significant impact on the rest of your life. Many people go into this decision without understanding all of the essential mortgage information they need to know, which means that they are likely to make poor choices that will result in paying much more than they need to. If you want to save yourself from throwing away your hard earned money, here are a few common mistakes to avoid: Trying To Bottom Out the Market…
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What’s in a Color? Six Paint Colors That Will Affect Your Mood

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Believe it or not, paint colors can affect your mood. When remodeling your home, the color you use on the walls can end up being just as critical to the thematic consistency of your home as the furniture you use to decorate it. Before you slap any old color on the walls, take some time to consider what mood you'd like each room to inspire. Red, Yellow And Orange: The Colors Of Excitement, Hunger And Happiness Ever wonder why the dining rooms, kitchens and entertainment rooms you see in magazines always seem come in every shade of red? It's because…
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How You Can Get The Full Selling Price You Want For Your Home

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When it comes to selling your home and getting the full selling price you want, there are certain tactics and methods you can employ to ensure that this wish becomes a reality. Avoiding the commonly made mistakes that end up lowering the value of your home and discouraging people from viewing it is ultimately the key in getting top dollar, as well carrying out the showings and sale of your home in a professional manner. Listen to the professionals, and make sure you employ these real estate sale methods to get your desired number on your home sale. Listing Tactic:…
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The Ultimate Guide To Winning At Auction! Don’t Let Your Dream Home Slip Away

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While the traditional method of trawling for sale listings, making bids, and negotiating with the seller has been a popular rite of passage for many home buyers, buying a house at auction is swiftly becoming a favored way to purchase property. Buying a home through auction can be tricky, so it's best to do your research and keep your cool on auction day, lest you find yourself stuck with a less-than-ideal place to live for a price you didn't expect to pay. If you're in the market to buy through auction for the first time, here are some things you…
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BUSTED: 4 Myths About Buying Your Home That Just Aren’t True

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It can be pretty intimidating to dip your toes into the realm of home ownership, especially if you're a first-time homebuyer. To make things worse, there are a number of myths floating around out there surrounding the home buying process. Such misconceptions have many kept many would-be homeowners from realizing the personal and financial rewards of owning a property. To clear things up, here are 4 myths about buying your first home that simply aren't true. Myth #1 - "It's Cheaper To Rent Instead Of Own" If you buy a property that is within your budget and your mortgage terms allow…
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What Financial Preparations Should I Make Before Applying For A Mortgage?

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Getting a mortgage isn't an easy thing to do. Before a lender will put down tens of hundreds of thousands of dollars, it wants to know that the borrower can handle the loan so that it will get paid back. to this end, there are three things that a potential homebuyer can do to prepare for the mortgage approval process. Managing Debts For many homebuyers, managing their credit score is the biggest challenge. Mortgage lenders like buyers with strong credit. While getting strong credit usually isn't something that can be done overnight, paying bills on time, all of the time…
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What Are The Requirements To Sell A Home Using An FHA Loan?

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Before an owner can market a property to buyers that want to use a FHA loan, he will want to familiarize himself with the FHA's standards. FHA won't insure loans on just any property. While their standards aren't as stringent as they used to be, a home needs to be in relatively good condition to qualify for FHA financing. Location And Lot To qualify for FHA financing, the property has to be located on a road or easement that lets the owner freely enter and exit. The access also has to be paved with a surface that will work all…
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Factors To Consider When Applying For A Home Mortgage

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Owning a home can be a sign of independence and success. It allows you to build up equity and the mortgage interest and property taxes are tax-deductible. What can you do to make a home affordable for you? Reputable lenders look at a list of criteria to decide how much they'll loan you.  This List Includes: Credit score Existing assets including cash Car leases or loans Credit card balances Debt consolidation loans Home equity loans Installment loans Student loans Other monthly debts Size/source of your down payment If you'd like to get an idea of what you can afford before…
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