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How Lenders View Retirement Income

If you or someone you know is retired or retiring soon and planning on buying a “forever” home, there are some things to know as it relates to qualifying income. For most, retiring means living on less and essentially downsizing financially. The regular 1st and 15th paycheck is in the rear view mirror and now it’s time for other income to come into play. For most, monthly income comes from social security, interest and dividends and retirement accounts.

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First Time Home Buyers: Your Six Month Plan

First time home buyers who dip their newbie toes in the mortgage waters might soon find out there’s a lot more to know than originally thought. It is a brand new world with lots of new terms, people and businesses and it can be a bit overwhelming at first. Heck, even seasoned buyers can find the mortgage process quite a bit to handle sometimes. But for first timers, knowing ahead of time what to expect and when to expect it will make the process a smooth one.

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You Might Still Qualify as a First Time Buyer–Even If You’ve Owned a Home Before

First time home buyers are sometimes considered a “pump primer” in real estate. Buying an initial home typically means buying from someone else who then buys another home. And on it goes. But it’s often that first time buyer that starts the ball rolling and why they’re encouraged to stop renting and start owning. This group is so important that many state agencies and mortgage companies offer loan programs that cater to first time buyers with special incentives. The incentives could be a lower rate or a contribution toward closing costs and even assistance with a down payment.

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Want to Feel Safer at Home? Follow These Tips

We all love that taste of independence when we have the keys to our apartment. Having no one bossing you around or dealing with an annoying roommate can be quite exhilarating for many people. However, living alone isn’t always that grand- especially when it comes to your safety. 

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Effective Social Media Strategies for Realtors

Like in any modern organization, real estate agents can utilize social media channels to effectively conduct their day-to-day business. Indeed, recent research conducted by the National Association of real estate agents® tells us that this is already happening, with 77% of real estate businesses using social media to market their portfolio or conduct business in some shape or form. Furthermore, 47% of those agents polled for the survey revealed that social media generates the FULL STORY->

4 Ways to Save When Selling Your Home

Selling your home can be a thrilling and very lucrative experience. But for the first-time home seller, it can also be nerve-wracking and deflating. 

That’s because selling the largest investment of your life can be counterintuitively expensive. Getting your home ready to be scrutinized by strangers takes a lot of cash and elbow grease.

As the saying goes, it takes money to make money.

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5 Questions You Should Ask About Senior Apartments

Moving to a retirement residence could be the answer to senior housing thata you’re looking for. Older seniors who are considering the next stage of their retirement have a lot of reasons to downsize into a retirement residence. Today, housing options like these offer benefits such as:

>> Active living & social lifestyles

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How to Solve an Ant Problem

Ants can be small in size and potentially harmless, but it can create a lot of problems in your house. They can invade your house if they find a good source of food and water in your house. You need to get rid of the ants to keep your home and foods safe. The ants always invade the house in the form of army and you need to stop this invasion before it becomes too much. If you want to know about how to solve an ant problem, then you can call for a professional ant elimination team FULL STORY->

Now That It’s Fall, Did You Miss the Home Selling Boat?

Worried you missed your window when it comes to selling your home this year? It’s true that spring and summer are the hottest (literally) seasons of the year, with more buyers out there looking to purchase a home and get settled before school starts. Also, there is some recent data out there that says that October and December are two of the slowest months of the year for home sales. 

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Mortgage Rates
Averages as of October 2019:


30 yr. fixed: 3.64%
15 yr. fixed: 3.16%
5/1 yr. adj: 3.38%








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