First Time Home Buyers

Don’t Do This After Applying for a Mortgage

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Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who will be able to tell you how […]

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Reasons to Hire a Realtor [INFOGRAPHIC]

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    Some Highlights: Hiring Rhonda to help you buy your dream home or sell your current house is one of the most powerful decisions you can make. Rhonda has the experience to help you confidently navigate through the entire process. Make sure you work with someone who knows the current market conditions and can simply […]

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How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment

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When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes in your state or local area? When applying for a mortgage, you’ll see one of two acronyms in your paperwork – P&I or PITI […]

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What’s the Latest on Interest Rates?

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Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since Q4 of 2018, settling at near-historic lows. This is big news for buyers looking to get more for their money in the current housing market. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, “the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rate averaged 3.60 percent, the lowest it […]

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How To Increase Your Family’s Net Worth

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Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts its Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data covers 2013-2016. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner is $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of renters decreased […]

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Buying a Home: Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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  Some Highlights: Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear when buying a home. The best way to ensure your home-buying process is a positive one […]

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Rent Vs. Own [INFOGRAPHIC]

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  Some Highlights: Owning your own home vs. renting may lead to some great options, such as locking in your monthly payments and having the freedom to customize your living space. Whether you rent or own, you have to cover someone’s mortgage costs. You may as well be doing so to build your own wealth, […]

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Will There Be a Housing Bust?

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We’ve experienced economic growth for almost a decade, which is the longest recovery in the nation’s history. Experts know a recession can’t be too far off, but when will this economic slowdown actually occur? Pulsenomics just released a special report revealing that nearly 6 out of 10 of the 90 economists, investment strategists, and market […]

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Tennessee Home Prices Up Nearly 8% [INFOGRAPHIC]

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  Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more! Tennessee prices are up even more from […]

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3 Reasons to Buy a Home NOW

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Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to move up to the home of your dreams, now is a great time to purchase a home. Here are three major reasons to buy today.   1. Affordability Many people focus solely on price when talking about home affordability. Since home prices have appreciated throughout the […]

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