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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

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

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

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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How to Finance Your Home Remodeling Project

When you have owned your home for several years, you may consider renovating to give it a fresh look. The challenge most of us will face is how to pay for home renovations. Remodeling can be very...
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Understanding Flood Zones, Flood Insurance, and FEMA

The team at Lend Smart Mortgage is here to offer informative information to help our customers make smart decisions when they are looking to buy or refinance a home. With the hurricanes that have...
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The Best Orlando Neighborhoods

Just about everyone who already lives in the area can agree that Orlando is a wonderful place to live! With year-round sunshine, and close proximity to great shopping, attractions, entertainment, and...
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The Advantages of Purchasing an Investment Property in Florida

The Florida real estate market is booming. Are you ready to dive in with your investment property and discover all the benefits that picking up a property can have for you? There are several key...
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What To Expect During A Home Inspection

Buying a home is a major investment, so you want to make the most informed decision possible. A home inspection examines the structure and systems of the house, top to bottom. It may reveal...
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Family-Friendly Suburbs of Tampa, Florida

Raising a family is probably one of the most important jobs anyone will ever have, and families work hard to find the perfect neighborhood in which to live. When planning to start a family, or...
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