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Buy A New Construction Home Inexpensively, In 2016

New Construction Homes Still “Cheap” Newly-built homes continue to sell quickly. According to the Census Bureau, January New Home Sales dropped from the month prior, but new home supply remain firmly in Bull Market territory. A favorable mortgage environment is helping. Current

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The Basics Of The FHA Loan (Plus FHA Mortgage Rates)

Low-Downpayment Option: The FHA Loan There are a lot of reasons to like the FHA mortgage. As a program with an 80-year history, the FHA has helped millions of renters become homeowners; and has done it with flexible underwriting standards, low

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3 Signs That You’re Ready To Buy Your First Home

Are You Ready For Homeownership? According to combined data from the National Association of REALTORS® and the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 6 million homes will be sold in 2015 — the most in nearly a decade. And, of those 6

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Where To Begin: When You Want To Stop Renting & Start Owning

Should I Buy Or Should I Rent? With current interest rates near six-month lows and rising rents in many U.S. cities, the math of “Should I Buy Or Should I Rent?” is changing. Demand for newly-built homes is its highest

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FHA Mortgages Don’t Require A 20% Down Payment

The FHA Doesn’t Require 20% Down You don’t need 20% down to buy a home and, as a home buyer, your financing options may be more numerous than you thought. Sure, more than half of all home buyers use conforming

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New Home Sales Keep Climbing As Mortgage Rates Dip Below 4%

Current Mortgage Rates Make Homes “Cheap” Newly-built homes continue to sell quickly. According to the Census Bureau, July’s New Home Sales increased 5% from the month prior, crossing one-half million in annualized sales for the fifth time this year. And, in part because today’s mortgage rates remain below

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How To Avoid Paying Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

You Don’t Need A 20% Downpayment Since the start of the decade, mortgage lenders have loosened mortgage requirements, making it easier to borrow money with less money down. There are a multitude of low- and no-downpayment mortgages for today’s buyers

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