Monthly Archives: March 2013

Waking up without coffee

  One of the rituals of the American morning is coffee. People love it. Coffee makers come in all shapes and sizes. Some people search to find THE coffee makers that match their kitchen. They can be pre-set, they have … Continue reading

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Why your down payment should be at least 20 percent

  If you’re like most people, you’re planning to have a mortgage in order to pay for your house. It’s almost unavoidable to buy a home without financing. Conventional wisdom until a couple of decades ago was that a home … Continue reading

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Pre-qualified and pre-approved are not the same

When you’re buying a home, there is a certain chronological order in the process. Arranging for a mortgage before finding the home you want to buy seems like it would be out of order, but it is to your advantage … Continue reading

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Six Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

A house is the biggest investment that most people will ever make. The decision to buy should not be taken lightly. Any time you buy a house it can be stressful, but buying one for the first time can be … Continue reading

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Advantages and disadvantages of the short sale

Over the past few years, the short sale has become a more common option for homeowners, who may be upside down in their mortgages. An alternative to foreclosure, the short sale involves homeowners making the decision to sell their property … Continue reading

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