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6. Perform due diligence. Unlike most major purchases, once you buy a home, you can't return it if something breaks or doesn't quite work like it's supposed to. That's why home owner's insurance and property inspections are so important. A home owner's insurance policy protects you in two ways: A...
11/13/2009
5. Make an offer. When searching for your dream home, you were just that - a dreamer. Now that you're writing an offer, you need to be a businessperson. You need to approach this process with a cool head and a realistic perspective o your market. The three basic components of an offer are price, ...
11/09/2009
5. Make an offer. When searching for your dream home, you were just that - a dreamer. Now that you're writing an offer, you need to be a businessperson. You need to approach this process with a cool head and a realistic perspective o your market. The three basic components of an offer are price, ...
11/06/2009
4. Find your home. You may think that shopping for homes starts with jumping in the car and driving all over town. And it's true that hopping in the car to go look is probably the most exciting part of the home-buying process. However, driving around is fun for only so long - if weeks go by witho...
11/06/2009
3. Secure financing. While you may find the thought of home ownership thrilling, the thought of taking on a mortgage may be downright chilling. Many first-time buyers start out confused about the process or nervous about making such a large financial commitment. From start to finish, you will fol...
10/30/2009
2. Hire your agent. The typical real estate transaction involves at least two dozen separate individuals - insurance assessors, mortgage brokers and underwriters, inspectors, appraisers, escrow officers, buyer's agents, seller's agents, bankers, title researchers, and a number of other individual...
10/28/2009
Eight steps to buying your home1. Decide to buy. Although there are many good reasons for you to buy a home, wealth building ranks among the top of the list. We call home ownership the best "accidental investment" most people ever make. But, we believe when it is done right, home ownership become...
10/26/2009
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Adjustable mortgage rates are resetting soon. Will you lock your rate or refinance? Check out this article, http://money.cnn.com/2009/10/20/real_estate/refinance_adjustable_mortgage.moneymag/index.htm?postversion=2009102105 They give a few cases and which of the two options to choose. How long yo...
10/23/2009
By Tami Luhby, CNNMoney.com senior writer Last Updated: October 16, 2009: 11:43 AM ET http://money.cnn.com/2009/10/16/news/economy/Obama_modification_program/index.htm?postversion=2009101611 Is Obama's foreclosure rescue plan working? Homeowners in trouble are having mixed results applying for Pr...
10/16/2009
By Chris Isidore, CNNMoney.com senior writer October 14, 2009: 2:45 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Most Federal Reserve policymakers believe that an economic recovery has started, although they view the turnaround as weak enough that some want the central bank to continue taking steps to stimul...
10/14/2009
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