Tag: first-time home buyer

Try This Tip to Get the Edge On a House Offer

I’m a big fan of negotiating to get a better deal and to save more money. I know it’s not often easy in our society or comfortable – but it can be worth the effort. Like they always say, “it doesn’t hurt to ask“. One of the biggest – and overlooked tactic in negotiating for …

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3 Little-Known Tips on Buying Your First Home

We bought our third home last year, the third home we’ve owned since we were married 17 years ago, and I have to say, we are still learning lessons about good and smart practices during the home buying process.  You would’ve thought – and we did – that we were pros by now, but even …

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Steps to Get a Mortgage

Getting a mortgage today is not as easy as it once was. It used to be that if you had a bank account and graduated middle school, you could get a mortgage (facetious of course). But, since the Great Recession, that has all changed. I recently read a story by Reuters columnist, Linda Stern in which …

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