Tag: buying a home

15 Apr 2019

VA Financing… Did You Know?

If you’ve been part of the United States Military, then one of the greatest benefits available to you is VA Financing. Unfortunately, there are many whom don’t know what that really means or where to start, which is why I’ve written this blog! In the marketplace, there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes […]

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27 Dec 2018

Making a Move in 2019

The “Nice” List for Buyers & Sellers! As we move into the new year, if you’re thinking about making a move, here are some ways to stay on the right track. Buying a Home – The Nice List: 1. Call us for your ‘Pre-Move Consultation’. 2. Be organized with your financial documentation. 3. Have an understanding of your […]

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17 Apr 2018

Can I Afford to Buy a Home?

This question (“how much house can I afford?”) crosses everyone’s mind at some point in their life… in many studies, it’s “home” that people find most valuable, even more so than food often times. Having a place to go at the end of the day is nearly priceless. However, there’s a price tag attached to […]

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12 Dec 2017

2018 Loan Changes – Down Payment Assistance

Last week I reported that Conventional Financing Loan Limits for 2018 have been raised to $453,100. Well, now we know the new FHA Loan Limit in Maricopa County will be $294,515 for a single unit dwelling. This makes up a large segment of our market and especially helps entry level first-time home buyers. For those […]

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30 Nov 2017

How to Handle the Fear of Home Buying

The photo above was chosen for a reason… everyone would love the ability to see into the future to know things are going to be okay before buying a home. There are so many emotions during the process: excitement, stress, joy, anxiety, frustration, relief and the list goes on. I have felt the same things […]

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08 Jun 2017

Qualifying for a Home Loan is Getting Easier!

Good news out of Fannie Mae… the debt-to-income ratio when qualifying for a Conventional Home Loan is being raised from the current 45% to 50% come July 29th, 2017. This could mean additional buyers now qualify for a Conventional Loan versus having to go FHA. The main benefit of Conventional is a lower ongoing Mortgage […]

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27 Apr 2017

25 Steps to Buying a Home

Thinking about Buying a Home, but not sure what’s involved? Here is a quick checklist showing the usual 25 Home Buying Steps to get you there. Choose your Realtor (me). Schedule a Pre-Move Consultation together. Get Pre-Qualified for Financing. Search for Homes. View Homes. Submit Offer(s). Seller Accepts your Offer. Open up Escrow and Deposit […]

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