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First Time Home Buyers And Short Sales
Short sales are complicated, so the first time home buyers in Raleigh and the Triangle sometimes shy away from them. A short sale requires the elements of a normal sale where the buyer and seller have to agree on a … Continue reading
First Time Home Buyers Need to Understand All the Details (Watch Video)
Understand All the Details When Buying Your First Home The unknown is scary. When you are a first time home buyer, a great deal of the home buying process is unknown. So, having a Realtor who will explain everything, then … Continue reading
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How Much Cash Does a First Time Homebuyer Need?
True or False –First Time Homebuyers can’t get 100% financing. True or False – First Time Homebuyers pay 20% down or pay Private Mortgage Insurance True or False – 100% Financing means you don’t have to pay anything up front You … Continue reading
Should First Time Homebuyers Buy Now?
Is This The Right Time To Buy Your First Home? The old saying “Buy Low, Sell High” sure sounds like obvious advice. But haven’t you heard Wall Street commentators talk about how hard it is to “time” the market? … Continue reading
Getting a First Time Homebuyer From Contract to Closing
The Steps a First Time Homebuyer Takes From Signing a Contract to Getting the Keys Congratulations – you have a North Carolina Real Estate contract! What’s next? As a first time homebuyer, the process will be new to you, and … Continue reading
First Time Homebuyers and Open Houses
Open Houses Can Help, or Hurt, First Time Homebuyers On any given weekend, a first time homebuyer can find a large number of open houses in the Triangle area. Houses are open from Zebulon to Hillsborough, with Knightdale, Garner and Cary in … Continue reading
Closing the Purchase of Your First Home
A first time homebuyer closing should be a celebration After all the looking, the offer, the contract, inspections, getting a mortgage, finally you are going to close on your first home. What happens at closing? It can seem very daunting … Continue reading
I Have No Kids, So Schools Are Not Improtant- Right?
Schools are Important to First Time Homebuyers If you have children and are moving into a new home, one of the things you are often most concerned about are the schools. You will make it your business to find out … Continue reading
Homeowners Insurance For First Time Homebuyers
First Time Homebuyers Need Homeowners Insurance As a first time homebuyer, you might not know that your lender will require you to obtain homeowners insurance when you buy your first home. You will be required to insure your home continuously until the mortgage … Continue reading