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GENERAL FINANCING QUESTIONS Everything You Need To Know About Getting A Home Loan

GENERAL FINANCING QUESTIONS Tips for Homebuyers  1. WHAT IS A MORTGAGE? Generally speaking, a mortgage is a loan obtained to purchase real estate. The "mortgage" itself is a lien (a

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Six Ways To Beat The Stress Of Buying A Home

Six Ways To Beat The Stress Of Buying A HomeDEATH, DIVORCE & MOVING are the three most stressful experiences in life. There are two very different kinds of needs that people have while moving.

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How Much Does That Home Really COST

A $200,000 home costs more than a $185,000 home, right? Well, yes and no. Assuming the same type of financing for both homes, the $200,000 homedoes cost more initially. But many factors

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The 10 COMMANDMENTS When Applying For A Loan

THE TEN COMMANDMENTSWhen applying for a mortgage1. Thou shalt not change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job.2. Thou shalt not buy a car, truck or van (or you may be living in it)!!3.

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Travel Scams Warning

Travel Scams Warning- Pass It OnLots of people will be traveling this summer, and Experian advised that Americans should be particularly wary of these six travel scams.1. Third-Party "Discount"

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Can Landlords Ban Concealed Carry And Open Carry From Their Property

Can landlords ban concealed carry and open carry from their property?Yes. Landlords can give verbal or written notice that handguns are prohibited and can ban open carry, concealed carry, or both

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Is Buying A Home Still A Smart Plan

Is Buying A Home Still A Smart Plan?The housing market, like every type of market, unavoidably has its ups and downs. That doesn’t mean buying a home is a bad investment. As a long-term,

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CLOSING Tips For Homebuyers Closing Day

CLOSINGTips for HomebuyersClosing day - What’s involved? On the closing day you will present your receipt for the homeowners insurance policy. Then the closing agent will detail how much

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Whats A FICO Score

66WHAT’S A FICO®?What Is A FICO® Score?FICO® stands for Fair Isaac & Company and is the name for the most well known credit scoring system, used by Experian. The credit bureau’s computer

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Closing Cost When Buying Or Refinancing A Home

Closing Costs When Buying Or Refinancing A HomeThis is a detailed summary of costs you may have to pay when you buy or refinance your home. They are listed in the order that they should appear on a

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Getting A Legitimate Lender

Getting A Legitimate Lender And Getting Pre-ApprovedIt used to be that buyers could go house shopping and when they have found their dream home, then they go to get pre-approved. However, in today

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THE ROAD MAP TO YOUR HOME NARROWING THE SEARCH

  THE ROAD MAP TO YOUR HOME!NARROWING THE SEARCH “If you don’t know where you’re going … you’ll probably end up somewhere else.” Taken from a book title, thisquote conveys

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21 Staging tips for selling your home fastBy Laura GaskillPublished July 29, 2012FacebookTwitterEmailPrint (Houzz/Kate Jackson Design)If you are planning to put your house on the market

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The Advantages Of A Buyers Agency Agreement

The Advantages of aBuyer's Agency Agreement.YOUR INTERESTS ARE PROFESSIONALLY REPRESENTED — Enlisting the services of a professional Buyer's Agent is similar to using an accountant to help

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Tax Benefits Of Home Ownership

Tax Benefits of Home Ownership  U.S. taxpayers have enjoyed specific tax benefits for home ownership since personal income tax was introduced by the 16th

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Getting A Legitimate Lender And Getting PreApproved

Getting A Legitimate Lender And Getting Pre-ApprovedIt used to be that buyers could go house shopping and when they have found their dream home, then they go to get pre-approved. However, in today

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Secrets To Buying The Best House For Your Money

Secrets to Buying the Best House for Your Money1. Get "Pre-Approved" - Not "Pre-Qualified!"Do you want to get the best property you can for the least amount of money? Then make sure you are in the

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The Ten Commandments When Applying For A Real Estate Loan

The Ten CommandmentsWhen Applying For A Real Estate Loan1. Thou shalt NOT change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job.2. Thou shalt NOT buy a car, truck, or van (or you may be living in it!).

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Getting The Highest Price In The Shortest Time

Getting The Highest Price In The Shortest TimeIn order to get the highest price in the shortest time, you need to know how to market your home. The better you market your home, the more offers you

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BUYERS Build A Plan Of Action And Get Ready

Build A Plan Of Action And Get ReadyBuying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. Being organized and in control will contribute significantly to getting

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How Do I Know If Im Ready To Buy A Home

How Do I Know If I'm Ready To Buy A Home?Edit post Published on September 28, 2016 LikeHow Do I Know If I'm Ready To Buy A Home?1 Comment0 ShareShare How Do I Know If I&;

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How To Buy Your First Home The Easy Way

How to Buy Your First Home... the Easy Way! Avoid the 10 Most Common, Painful, Frustrating Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make.Buying a residence can be a stressful experience. It isn't unusual

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CALLING IN A PROFESSIONAL

Calling In A ProfessionalRenovating your home can be a stressful and expensive endeavor. How much should you spend? Who should you trust? Who’s the best contractor/architect/designer/etc. in town?

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Three Ways To Ease Your Fears About Making A Move

Three ways to ease your fears about making a moveWith low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they’re concerned that they may

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Five Ideas That Can Dramatically Improve Your Living Room

Five ideas that can dramatically improve your living roomCan’t seem to create a living room that feels quite right? Looking for some styling tips that will bring your living room up a notch? Here

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Instant Home Makeovers

Instant home makeoversNot every home makeover has to be a major project that lasts days, weeks, or even months. There are a ton of quick touch-ups and fixes that can make a huge difference in the

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Homeowner Tax Breaks

 Don’t forget about homeowner tax breaksOne of the many perks of homeownership is big tax breaks. So whether you’re doing your taxes yourself or getting help from a professional, it’s

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Happier Hardwood Floors

Happier Hardwood FloorsHardwood floors make for a beautiful, stunning addition to your home. However, they can bring new cleaning and maintenance challenges that aren’t present with carpet. Here

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Want To Pay Less On Your Current Mortgage

The Right Move?The federal reserve recently raised interest rates, and if you have an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM), it may be a good time to consider refinancing your home. There’s no one-size

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Will The New 14 SEER Regulations Affect You

Will the new 14 SEER regulations affect you?Check out this link.http://www.homecarebuzz.com/will-the-new-14-seer-regulations-affect-you/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source

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Home Staging Does It Make A Difference

Home staging: Does it make a difference?It seems to be universally accepted that home staging will help your home sell faster or for the best price—it’s been the common practice in the real

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Myths About Home Purchases

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The Property Was Damaged After It Went Under Contract Now What

Last year, Texans experienced severe weather events including flooding and tornadoes that caused damage to their properties. These and other perils can also affect real estate transactions that

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Home Decor Trends

HomeDécorTrendsBy MySmartBlogWhat Are the Hot [City] Home Décor Trends?Just like fashion designs and hair styles, home décor trends are constantly changing and evolving. Each new season brings a

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What If Your Teenager Doesnt Want To Move To Your New Home In Frisco Texas

What if Your Teenager Doesn’t Want to Move To Your New Home in Frisco,Texas?By My Smart BlogYou’ve got a new job offer across the country and you are planning to pack your things, buy a Frisco,

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Questions To Ask Your Home Inspector

Questions to Ask Your Home InspectorBy MySmartBlog When you buy a  home, you need to know exactly what you’re buying. Imagine how frustrated you’d be to find out that the hot

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Reduced In Frisco The Colony Little Elm

Are you looking for a deal in Frisco, The Colony or Little Elm?http://jerry.wdr.realtor/ask

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4 EXPENSES HOMEBUYERS SHOULD KEEP IN MIND

4 expenses homebuyers should keep in mindSelect Language▼ 01/29/2016 | Author: Jaime Lee When starting your house hunt online, you'll see that most real estate websites let you

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10 Reasons To Love FHA Mortgages

10 Reasons I L-O-V-E FHA Mortgages 1.     Service First Mortgage- The Davidson Group will allow down to 600 (as well as no credit scores). 

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Appraisals And Values Things Agents Can Do To Help With The Appraisal Process

Appraisals and Values- Things Real Estate Agents can do to help with the Appraisal Process  (Source: Mortgage Currentcy)I recently read an article written by an appraiser who said,

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Fannie Makes Major SelfEmployed Income Calculation Effective Feb 1

Fannie Makes Major Self-Employed Income Calculation Effective Feb 1OK this is one that would be easy to glaze over but it is MAJOR and a need to know! Fannie's new Self-Employed Income

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