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Shopping for the Best Mortgage Rates

Shopping for the Best Mortgage Rates

The time has finally come when you are ready to make that big step and purchase a home. It is really exciting and you want to start looking at homes as soon as possible. Step back a little! Many...
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5 Reasons to Avoid Traditional Bank Loans When Purchasing a Home

5 Reasons to Avoid Traditional Bank Loans When Purchasing a Home

Purchasing a home is a big decision. From the right neighborhood to the perfect home for your family, you want to make sure that you do everything exactly right--including choosing the right mortgage...
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Don't Forget to Figure PMI Rates

Don't Forget to Figure PMI Rates

Most mortgage shoppers forget to shop for PMI rates. They have scrupulously shopped for the best interest rate and sometimes included what closing costs will add up to. But, are not even aware that...
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Determining How Much House You Can Afford

Determining How Much House You Can Afford

The decision to buy a new home is exciting but may also be fraught with issues. One of the most challenging issues a potential homeowner must worry about is how much house they can afford. It is...
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4 Key Factors to Consider When Buying a House on the Florida Gulf Coast

4 Key Factors to Consider When Buying a House on the Florida Gulf Coast

If you're considering a home on the Gulf Coast, there are several key factors that you should take into account when making your home purchase. By carefully evaluating those factors, you can choose...
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How to Choose the Best Location for Your Next Home

How to Choose the Best Location for Your Next Home

When you're ready to choose a new home, it's not just the house itself that matters. You want to be sure that you're choosing a house in the best possible location: one that's convenient to the...
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What Factors Are Included In Your Monthly Mortgage Payments?

What Factors Are Included In Your Monthly Mortgage Payments?

When purchasing a new home you will have to pay a mortgage or a set portion of the loan you took out to buy the home back to the lender on a monthly basis. However, many people just pay this money...
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5 Tips for College Graduates Ready to Buy a Home

5 Tips for College Graduates Ready to Buy a Home

You've passed one major milestone in your life--graduating from college--and now, you're ready for another: buying your own home. Owning your home, rather than renting, has a number of key advantages...
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5 of the Fastest Growing Florida Communities

5 of the Fastest Growing Florida Communities

In 2016, Florida was the fourth fastest growing state in the nation, and it shows no signs of slowing down over the next few years. Florida, like the other states on Forbes' list, is experiencing an...
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5 Promises Bad Mortgage Lenders Make...But Can’t

5 Promises Bad Mortgage Lenders Make...But Can’t

When you're ready to get a mortgage, you want to make sure you're getting the best possible deal: amazing rates, low payments, and the other factors that work for you when you close on your home....
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