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Buying your new home is a serious venture. It can be an absolute pleasure or a massive headache. Your house is not just your home, it is a serious investment in the dwelling, the area and your future.

When buying a home – you’re bound to have many questions. For example, “In what area can I find a home that suits my needs?”, “How much money will I need to afford the monthly payments?” and “How long will the home buying process take?”

Below are some articles that you might find useful in the home buying process. Please feel free to click on one of the links below to read more.

  • Advice for First-Time Buyers Advice for First-Time Buyers
  • How to Negotiate with Sellers Buying a home is one of the most important purchases most people will make. In order to make the right decision the first time, potential buyers need to be prepared. Consider the following before starting negotiations: Be preparedResearch the housing market in the target area. Once you have information about the general area, focus on the ...
  • Types of Mortgages Fortunately for buyers, there are a variety of mortgages to choose from. It is in your best interest to investigate each of them to determine which is the best for your situation. You probably won’t qualify for all of them. In fact, you may only qualify for one. But if you do qualify for more ...
  • Getting the Best Rates for Your Mortgage Naturally, you want to get the best deal for the least amount of money. This holds true for mortgage rates as well. A lower interest rate means a lower monthly mortgage payment, which can save you money in the long run. Also, it is easier to qualify for a lower payment than a higher one. You basically ...
  • You’ve Opened Escrow, Now What? Congratulations, you are on your way to owning your very own home! Follow these suggestions (and your realtor’s advice) so that escrow and settlement with go as smooth as possible. You will be asked for a down payment on the home you are purchasing. You can choose to put down as much or as little as ...