Posts tagged ‘first time home buyer’

July 24, 2017

6 tips to help you to successfully buy a home in a competitive market

6 tips to help you to successfully buy a home in a competitive market

It can be really frustrating for homebuyers these days!  We constantly are hearing of buyers losing out on home after home due to competing offers – even if they offered over-asking to begin with.  Buyers HAVE to be ready to go in order to win the “one”.   Special times call for special measures! Be […]

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July 10, 2017

Interest rates and the affect on home buying power & long term costs. Rates still historically low!

Interest rates and the affect on home buying power & long term costs. Rates still historically low!

Interest rates fluctuate on an ongoing basis – from rates in the teens in the 1980s to the low single digit rates of today.  Not only are they low, but they have remained low for actually a very long time. (Currently creeping upward…) Buyers need to know what an opportunity this is – and how much […]

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June 5, 2017

5 tips for first time homebuyers

5 tips for first time homebuyers

You have decided “enough is enough” with rising rents – time to get a place of your own!  That’s a great first step, but what else should you do when you are getting ready to buy your first home? Know your credit Credit scores are an important part of your financial picture. Check your credit reports […]

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May 30, 2017

Rent or buy? Try this calculator to see which costs less for you.

Rent or buy? Try this calculator to see which costs less for you.

Many potential homebuyers are paying big money in rent these days. A recent study showed that 1 in 4 renters spent half their pay on housing costs. Would your monthly payment be less with a mortgage or a rent payment? This answer will vary by how much you are currently paying in rent, what the […]

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May 16, 2017

12 Wisconsin towns on “Best Cities for First Time Home Buyers” list

12 Wisconsin towns on “Best Cities for First Time Home Buyers” list

Lendedu conducted a study of over 30,000 towns and cities across the United States and chose the top 500 for their “Best Cities for First Time Homebuyers” list.  You can view the entire list of 500 here. The rankings are based on good scores in the following areas: Median household income Median household value Mortgage success […]

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