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Ready to buy a new home? You’ve come to the right place! Here’s everything you need to know in order to find your dream home, put in a great offer, and close the deal without a hitch.

How Has the Mortgage Market Changed Since the Great Recession?

While the Great Recession technically only lasted two years (2007-2009), its disastrous effects stretched much longer. A major contributor to the crash was a deceptively unstable mortgage market. The economy seemed

How Has the Mortgage Market Changed Since the Great Recession?  written by Francesca Ortegren

Francesca Ortegren

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Coronavirus: Is Now the Time to Buy Your First Home?

Spring is usually a time where the homebuying season comes out of a state of winter hibernation and picks up again. But this year things look a little (or A

Coronavirus: Is Now the Time to Buy Your First Home? written by Kathy Fettke

Kathy Fettke

April 13, 2020

6 Easy Credit Building Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Having a good credit score is not essential for buying a house. There are programs that help people with bad credit purchase homes. However, the better your score, the less

6 Easy Credit Building Tips for First-Time Home Buyers written by Luke Babich

Luke Babich

February 17, 2020

How to Easily Navigate The Closing Process

Closing on a home is the final step before you’re handed the keys and the home is yours! Read on for a step-by-step guide on the closing process and tips

How to Easily Navigate The Closing Process written by Ben Mizes

Ben Mizes

January 15, 2020

3 Secrets About The Home Loan Process

Applying for a home loan can be intimidating — especially if you’re new to the process. But, there are things you can do to set yourself up for the greatest

3 Secrets About The Home Loan Process written by Luke Babich

Luke Babich

January 14, 2020

The Most Common Hidden Mortgage Costs and How to Avoid Them

Buying a house and signing on the dotted line for a 30-year mortgage is intimidating. Interest rates can result in paying up to three times the value of your home

The Most Common Hidden Mortgage Costs and How to Avoid Them written by Daniel Lowe

Daniel Lowe

January 13, 2020

How To Negotiate A Lower Price For A Home You Want To Buy

The listing price for a home is just a starting point for negotiations. While many factors play into whether you’ll be able to successfully negotiate a lower price for a

How To Negotiate A Lower Price For A Home You Want To Buy  written by Luke Babich

Luke Babich

January 10, 2020

What to Do When You Need More Space in Your Home

It’s easy to see why exchanging your mid-size single-family home for a trendy, traveling tiny home or a modest retirement condo has such a wide appeal. A minimalist mindset can

What to Do When You Need More Space in Your Home written by Rebecca Graham

Rebecca Graham

December 19, 2019

6 Ways to Implement Smart Home Technology

Smart technology isn’t just for fancy homes anymore, and there are six great ways you can begin to use new apps and devices in your apartment (or small home). First, let’s

6 Ways to Implement Smart Home Technology  written by Sam Radbil

Sam Radbil

December 03, 2019

How to Save for Your First Home as a Millennial

It comes as no surprise that compared to previous generations, millennials are late to the homeownership game. For the majority of millennials, the dream of owning a home is alive

How to Save for Your First Home as a Millennial written by Brian Meiggs

Brian Meiggs

November 22, 2019

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