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Boost Your Credit Score to Buy a Home

December 18th, 2013 by Art Homer

By: Michele Lerner Promises of loans for bad credit borrowers, while common amid the housing boom in the early 2000s, are now rare. If you’re interested in buying a home today, know that lenders will carefully check your credit and will rarely approve a loan for someone with seriously bad credit. For that reason, it’s […]

Extra Expenses When Buying a Home

December 8th, 2013 by Art Homer

By AJ Smith Most of us have a basic understanding of what goes into buying a home. After saving enough for a down payment and getting pre-approved for a mortgage you can start your home search and make an offer once you’re ready. But before you ever set foot in that new house of yours, […]

Why For-Sale-by-Owner Sales Fail

December 1st, 2013 by Art Homer

  By: Michele Lerner Homeowners obviously know their homes better than anyone, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best salespersons for their properties. Some sellers are tempted to try a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) transaction because their local community is in the midst of a sellers’ market and they think they can sell easily […]

Closing Costs

December 11th, 2012 by Art Homer

Q: What are closing costs and are they in the sale price or extra costs? Who pays them buyer or seller? A: Buyer and seller each have closing costs. Buyer closing costs are above and beyond the purchase price, and typically run about 3% – 4% of the purchase price. If a buyer is paying cash, the […]

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