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How to Determine How Much House You Can Afford

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Are you a first-time homebuyer wondering how to determine how much house you can afford? Trying to figure out how much you should spend on a home and just how much you can actually afford on a mortgage can be overwhelming. Figuring out these things does not have to be nerve-wracking if you know who to turn to! Keep reading to learn more about assessing your finances and preparing to buy just the right home for you. Your Financial Situation: 4 Factors to Analyze One of the first things you need to do when determining how much house you can […]

First Time Home Buyer: Overcoming Common Fears

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It is very common for a first time home buyer to experience certain fears. These feelings are understandable: buying a home is a big step, and it can be a complicated process. We asked home buyers who purchased a home in the last five years to describe their most significant worries before buying their first home. We also asked them how they overcame these fears, and if they could provide advice and tips for others in a similar position. Can I really afford this house? Many first time home buyers worry about overpaying for a house. They ask themselves, what […]

What Do First-Time Homebuyers Need to Qualify for a Home Loan?

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If you have never purchased a house before then, you might be wondering about first-time homebuyer qualifications. You will be relieved to know that there are many mortgage programs available to make it easy for first-time homebuyers to purchase a house. However, if you are a Veteran or qualified active military member, you have one of the best home loan programs right at your fingertips. The VA home loan program was created to make it easier for Veterans to buy a home or refinance an existing mortgage. The program also supports the construction of a new house on a lot […]

Things You Need to Do After Buying Your First Home

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If you just purchased your very first home, you will appreciate this list of essential steps for first time home buyers to tackle immediately after closing. You are probably eager to begin unpacking boxes and to arrange furniture, settling into and enjoying your new space. To get settled, there are several things you must do to stay organized and safe and to keep your new house in excellent condition. Change of Address You will need to update your home address. Be sure to fill out a change of address form with the United States Postal Service. Doing this will ensure […]

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