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Great Schools, Neighborhood & Views, Your Forever Home Features

neighborhoods are important to picking your forever home

When buying a house, you are used to considering things like the size of the house you want, where you want it to be, how many bedrooms, bathrooms etc. But there are bigger issues to consider. You can change many things about a home after you buy it, but, there are facets that once you’ve purchased the house, you are stuck with. It’s crucial to get these factors right when buying your forever home.

ActiveRain.com, surveyed 1,500 realtors who are members of their online community. They work with home buyers and sellers every day, so they know first hand what’s important. For... 

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Tips for First Time Home Buyers

first time home buyers need to buy what they can afford

First time home buyers have a lot more challenges than even a few years ago. They’ve got more information on the Internet, and have to decide what’s truthful and helpful. They need to create a framework for sorting all this new information out, and learn how to use the information to make smart decisions for now and the unknown future as we’ve all learned watching the housing bubble burst.

The home buying process can be very intimidating for the first time home buyer and today there are more hurdles to overcome, created to safeguard against the home financing problems that led to... 

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Don’t Consider Buying a Home Alone

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Buying a home is not a solo act!  It is a complex process so it is critical to build a team of professionals that you can call on throughout your home owner experience.  As you begin to look at homes, you will realize there are many real estate professionals you will come to rely on in addition to your realtor and lender.

Even if buying your home is a one-time event, your life as a homeowner will be quite different.  You can’t do it alone.  You will be calling people on this list of resources if you decide to refinance when... 

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Can the New Home Buyer Tax Credit Help You?

A Great Time to Buy!

If you own a home, you probably didn’t pay much attention to the home buyer tax credit for First Time Home Buyers. Now most home owners are eligible for the new tax credit, which has been extended through April, 2010. Why … because Congress understands how many industries are stalled until we get the cycle of buying and selling real estate moving. It affects the economy, and that means it affects all of us!

The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009

The new tax credit for existing home owners is worth of up to $6,500 for qualified move-up/repeat home buyers... 

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