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What Exactly Is ‘Move-in Ready’?!?

When I began looking for my first home, one of the first questions my real estate agent asked me was: “What type of house are you looking for?” My reply:  “Something that needs some TLC.” What I saw were dated kitchens, homes with 20-year-old carpet in every room, wallpaper, wallpaper, wallpaper, vinyl flooring, and terrible […]

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WHY YOU NEED TO PUT 20% DOWN ON YOUR HOUSE

Why should I put down 20% when I can put down 5% and save more a month? This is a question that I hear so often. My reply is: Why pay PMI? When you go to buy a house, the banks have determined that a safe buyer is someone that can put down 20%. Therefore, […]

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QUICK TIPS FOR BUYING YOUR FIRST HOUSE

About one year ago, I began the process of looking for a home. I was so excited. After years of saving up for this moment, giving up a wedding, and every other extravagance I could think of, I had finally made it. I had 20% to put down plus closing costs and a start of […]

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