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Love and Mortgage

With Valentine’s Day upon us, love is looming in the air… While Cupid’s arrow finds its mark in the hearts of couples young and old alike, it appears as though there’s another side effect that we can predict as well: buying a home. According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers,married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2016 at 58% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more attainable. via Real Estate with Diane Castro-Perez While married couples make up nearly 60% of all first time homebuyers, single women and men also play into the mix… This is from our brief blog post at Simplifying the Market. That article ends by saying, “You may not be that much different than those who have already …

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Worried About Financing? Perhaps These Tips Can Help

There’s something special about having a home to call your own… From the time you begin your hunt to the moment you put keys into the door of your new home, there’s a range of experiences and emotions, which is completely normal. But it’s not always positive – especially when anticipation causes anxiety that prevents us from taking the first steps. To be clear, anxiety can be part of the normal spectrum. Purchasing a home can be a scary experience. Especially for those who haven’t gone through the process before. When we buy a house for the first time, there is a lot of new. New paperwork, new regulations, new bills, etc. That alone can be overwhelming. But it’s also incredibly rewarding. Unfortunately, many renters don’t make it that far… According to this survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors in the fourth quarter of 2015, 53% of renters …