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Ah, the age-old question: is it a good idea to buy a home. Well, if you want the short answer— yes, yes it is, assuming that you are ready to buy it. You don’t want to commit to a house when you aren’t sure how long you will live in the area or when your paycheck isn’t projected to be stable for the next few years. Why do you ask? Well, to answer that, we will need to discuss the long answer.

When to Consider Buying a Home

Like it was mentioned before, whether to buy a house or not, at any particular time, is a factor of time and money— much like every other aspect of our society. So that is what you need to make sure you have: the right timing and money.

Time Commitment

Let’s start with time. When we say time, we don’t mean a gross block

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There are many people that want to own their own home. It is deeply ingrained into most American’s from the time they are small that they should work towards homeownership; this inculcation comes from school, friends, media, and so forth, but wherever it comes from, it is strong, and it grows up with the person until they too march into a real estate agent’s office and begin their search. It is not a bad thing-- it is a beautiful thing in fact, but it is sometimes jumped into without a proper knowledge of what is to come. Many people think that they will find a house, sign for a mortgage, pack up their apartment, and then set up shop in their new home to carry on with their usual life. This is only partially true. When you make the move from apartment

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Are you a first time home buyer? If you are, you probably have been doing some research into mortgages. Your research might be purely educational or it could be to find the best home loan. This article, on the other hand, will be a bit different. Here we will try to arm you with questions to ask so you are in the know when it comes to your mortgage. Now, keep in mind, this is not a comprehensive list of everything you need to know about your mortgage, but, before you accept a home loan, be sure that you have the answer to the following 10 questions to ensure that you have a clearer understanding as to what you are getting into.

What is the full amount of the loan?

This might seem like a strange question, but it is an important one to ask.

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The decision of whether to buy a home or rent is a serious one, and should be made after much consideration of the many financial, economical, and personal factors. Buying a home isn’t always the right thing for everyone. People find themselves at different stages of life, where permanence may have yet to be achieved, or financial stability may be a distant dream. However, when the time comes that homeownership is a legitimate option, and the decision of rent vs. buy is to be made, there are numerous advantages of buying a home that ought to be considered in making this life-shaping decision.

Financial Benefits

Whether you’re paying a mortgage or paying rent, you’re going to have a monthly bill just to live in a house. One important difference,

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When you are buying a house, you have a lot of choices to make. Saving money can be a big factor in your decision, and sometimes, you might find yourself drawn to a fixer upper. These homes need some work, and that work could either be basic or extensive. Either way, you’ll likely be able to get a much better deal on a house that needs work over one that’s move in ready. But is it really worth it?

If you can do all of the renovation work yourself, you might be tempted to buy a fixer upper. Hiring a contractor is always a good way to go as well, even if you can do some of the work yourself. You’ll be able to move into your home sooner. But how do you know if you are really saving money? You’ll need to be careful when buying a fixer upper to

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Investing in real estate is a hobby and profession for many Americans and its increasing popularity has caused quite the stir in the media. There are many people who buy investment properties to rent out, to flip, and some even to simply sit on it while it increases in value.

It doesn’t matter what you intend to do with your land or house, the most important thing about investing is buying the right property. This article is here to help you start to understand the fundamentals of choosing a good property. Now, we can’t teach you everything there is to know about choosing investment properties, nor can we give you a magic formula on how to pick the most profitable investment, we can only give you some basics to help springboard your study of

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The first step in buying a house is making the decision to buy a house. But this decision can be as daunting as it is exciting, especially if this is your first home. With your first home, there are a lot of unknowns. Which is understandable; you’ve never bought a house before. This doesn’t mean that buying a home for the first time has to be a terrible experience. Instead, if you are properly prepared, buying your first home can be a memorable and exciting experience. To make this process go as smoothly as possible, here are five tips to get you started.

Tip #1: Checking Your Credit

When you are buying a house, you are more often than not going to be needing to get a home loan. Your credit score is going to be very important in

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If you have ever prepared a home for sale, you are probably very aware of the need to deep clean it. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first, second, third, or fourth home you’ve sold, it is important that it is spick and span before anyone comes to take a look at it. When you decide what your home specifically needs, and when it needs to be done, it is always good to come up with a strategy. Cleaning costs can get expensive very quickly, so it’s good to not only know what you are cleaning, but how. We have compiled a list of cleaning hacks, tips, and tricks to help lighten the load on you and your wallet as you prepare your home for sale. These may or may not work in your case, so you are using that at your own risk.

1) Removing hard water

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There’s a lot on your mind when you’re buying a home for the first time. Even if this isn’t your first house, there is still going to be a lot on your mind. It’s stressful enough looking for a house, getting the inspection done, and finally closing. After everything is over, you have the keys in hand, and you unlock the door to your new home for the first time, you don’t want to be worrying about what happens if the water heater breaks.

If you are a first time home buyer, or especially if you are buying an older house, you will want to look at purchasing a home warranty policy. This way, if you don’t have much, or any, experience taking care of maintain a home, or there are some repairs that you fear would simply be too big for you, you have

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When you buy a home, the last thing on your mind is that one day you might not be able to pay your mortgage. Being foreclosed on can be scary, stressful, and even embarrassing. No one wants to lose their home, nor have a foreclosure show up on their credit report. You lose your home, your credit takes a big hit, and the foreclosure stays on your record for seven years.

However, if you are in danger of being foreclosed on in Idaho, don’t be afraid to seek out help and assistance. Ever since the real estate market crash, when many homes all across the United States were in foreclosure, the federal government has created an assistance program that offers an immediate solution. Of course, if you are in danger of going into foreclosure, you should

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