factors to consider when buying a house
30 Nov
2018

Things To Consider When Buying A House For The First Time

Home ownership is more than just a publicity or promotion; it’s the gateway to long-term and short-term financial success. Long-term, you’ll build a value retirement fund and short-term, you’ll have the capacity to appreciate potential tax cuts and pay yourself rather than a landlord. Currently in the market to buy a  home? There are three […]

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6 Nov
2018

Millennials prefer ‘influencers’ over agents when it comes to real estate

A majority of Millennials rely on “influencers” to make purchasing decisions — and a whopping 80 percent said they would consider hiring one as a real estate agent, according to a new study by Engel & Völkers released Tuesday. Among more than 1,000 survey takers born between 1982 and 1999 with a yearly income of […]

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years to save for a down payment
24 Oct
2018

It Now Takes More Than 7 Years For Most Americans To Save For A Down Payment

Higher rent burdens and higher student loan payments driving down the savings rate Key Points: Buyers these days need 7.2 years to save a 20 percent down payment on the median valued home. That’s up from 5.7 years in 1988, when the median household income was $28,100. The time is shorter than 1988 in some […]

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different phases of home buying
19 Oct
2018

The Different Phases Of Home Buying

Eyeing your first home? Home buying can be a complicated process, much like everything else. A prospective home buyer would usually go through different phases of home buying before finally getting a close. PHASE 1: AWARENESS It is when you suddenly realize you do not want to be an apartment dweller all your life, hate paying […]

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mortgage qualifications
13 Jun
2018

Am I Qualified For A Home Loan?

Mortgage Qualifications When we envision a successful future, our dreams almost always tend to include a home. Each of us may differ in house preferences yet the goal remains the same—a place to call our own! Financing is the most important aspect of the home buying process. Although your financial status is one of the many things that lenders […]

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cost of buying a house
30 May
2018

The True Cost of Buying A House

You Will Need More Than A Deposit Ready to be a homeowner? Buying a house is a big financial commitment. It’s not just a deposit you need to budget for, but there are other ongoing and upfront expenses that can catch you off guard.  So here’s a full picture of the cost of buying a house: The amount of money you will need […]

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homes for sale in bakersfield
7 Mar
2018

Homes For Sale In Bakersfield: Don’t Wait To Find Your Next Home

Are you looking for homes for sale in Bakersfield?  If so, have you thought about the features that you may want in your next home?  Have you been pre-qualified?  First-time home buyers should meet with a qualified lender, so they can understand what programs would be available to them when searching for homes in Bakersfield.  […]

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