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October 2015

Found 4 blog entries for October 2015.

Buying your first home should be an exciting time – but it can also be a stressful time, especially if you are not prepared to purchase a home when you find one that you love and want to put an offer in on. In order to try to make the home buying process as smooth and stress-free as possible, we’ve compiled a list of Top 5 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers:

  1.  Determine what you can comfortably afford.

Mortgage lenders will determine how much they are willing to lend to you, based on your income, your assets and liabilities and your credit score. However, they may not take into account monthly expenses you have that don’t report to your credit bureau, such as daycare or private school tuition, and they don’t take into account savings goals you may

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Traditionally, part of the American dream was home ownership, and many adults worked towards that goal. Following the recent housing bubble, many people began to question whether buying a home was actually smarter than renting, with some advocating that home ownership came with lots of risks and few real rewards. That couldn’t be further from the truth, though! There are many advantages to buying your own home, and we’ve gathered up several of them below!

  1.       Tax breaks. It’s been said that the only guarantees in life are death and taxes – so why not get a break on how much you owe each year?! One of the major benefits of home ownership is the tax deductions you will be eligible to take. There are tax advantage and tax breaks whether you are a
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Adjustable rate mortgages can be risky! But, sometimes choosing an adjustable rate mortgage over a fixed mortgage can prove to be a solid economic choice. Still can’t decide? Here are the pros and cons of adjustable rate mortgages:
Pros
• Save a lot of money during the fixed-rate period (if you have a Hybrid ARM).
• Rates are still at a historic all-time low, which means that the changes won’t be dramatic.
• If you’re in the home for less than five years, you will end up saving a lot of money as long as there’s no prepayment penalty.
• Borrower caps will ensure you don’t pay rates that go above a certain amount.
Cons
• Your interest rates can drastically increase after the initial rate period, which means that your monthly payments can also increase. If you don’t…
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