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Category: Buyer Tips

The economy is improving, interest rates are low, and many people are ready to become a first-time home buyer The economy is improving, interest rates are low, and many consumers now find themselves in a great position financially to become a first-time home buyer. There’s a small problem… Read More

The difference between a ‘good’ and a ‘bad’ credit score could cost you thousands in loan interest Your credit score comes from several pieces of information about you, including whether you make payments on time and how much you spend. Nowadays just about everyone, from landlords to lenders, judges you… Read More

FL Dominates Forbes’ Top Investment Cities List Where should real estate investors put their money in 2016? Forbes teamed up with North Carolina-based data company Local Market Monitor to find out and produce its “2016 Best Buy Cities.” This year, FL dominates Forbes’ top investment cities list! Out… Read More

The Perks of Buying a Home in the Fall As we close out a summer marked by rising home prices and limited supply, we’re conditioned to expect the inevitable end-of-season slowdown. But the change of season doesn’t mean activity drops off completely – in fact, buying a home in the… Read More

First Time Homebuyers Can Get $2K Per Year A little-known state program where first time homebuyers can get $2K per year has more than tripled its number of participants in a year. Administrators expect an even higher surge of homebuyers applying this year as the real estate market strengthens. The… Read More

5 Questions for the First Time Homebuyer Usually, a first time homebuyer picks out a house before lining up financing, but experts say it should be the opposite. Dan Huss, a mortgage consultant with BNC National Bank in Scottsdale, Ariz., says buyers often call a Realtor® first and then the… Read More

Don’t Suffer Homebuying Heartbreak This Valentine’s Day Just when you thought you’d gotten out of those awkward conversations with relatives over the holidays, Valentine’s Day rolls around. And like finding your perfect match, searching for the perfect home can stir up a mix of emotions. According to a recent survey,… Read More

87% of Buyers Qualify for Downpayment Help According to a RealtyTrac report released last week, 87 percent of U.S. buyers qualify for downpayment help – if they know where to look. In Florida, the percent of qualifying buyers goes as high as 97 percent in some counties, with the general range… Read More

Freddie Mac Advises Buyers to Move Quickly Freddie Mac recently cited a number of favorable opportunities for the housing sector but stressed the need for consumers and businesses to take advantage of them sooner rather than later – they may be limited. According to F… Read More