Buying a Home

May 21, 2019

Homeownership vs Renting: Which One is Better?

The debate rages on. Homeownership vs renting. Which one works best for you? Truth be told, only you can decide. However, LendingTree released their findings of a recent survey they conducted. It seems that the answer to this debate varies depending on the age of the homeowner and the length ...

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May 14, 2019

Save Money for Your Next Tucson Home Purchase

Experts suggest that you put 20% down when buying a home. This eliminates PMI (private mortgage insurance), lowers your monthly payment, and shows the seller that you mean business. If the home you're interested in is $200,000, that means putting $40,000 down. Plus, there are closing costs ...

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April 30, 2019

Tucson VA Loan Assistance Grant Available

Many people put "money" at the top of their list of reasons why they don't own a home. Even if your credit score is top notch and you know that you can easily afford the monthly payment, there are other costs to consider. First, you need to save up ...

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April 23, 2019

What Should Tucson Home Buyers Focus On?

So, you've decided to invest in real estate of your own. Good for you! It's a great time to purchase a property. What should Tucson home buyers focus on? Price is one (very important) aspect of a home purchase. But, there are other factors that are equally important ...

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April 1, 2019

Closing Costs and the Tucson Home Buyer

Money tends to play the biggest factor in buying a house. Many renters worry about saving up for a down payment. Unless you previously served or currently serve in the military, you're going to have to come up with a down payment. But that's not the only money you ...

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March 12, 2019

House-Hunting Guide to Finding Your Ideal Tucson Home

You whipped your credit into shape. Your savings account includes money for both your down payment and closing costs. You found the perfect agent. Now, it's time to find the perfect house. How do you go looking at Tucson houses without losing your mind? Your options can be overwhelming ...

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Feb. 26, 2019

Escrow: What is It and How Does It Work?

When you buy a Tucson home, you learn a whole new vocabulary. Downpayment. FHA. VA. FICO score. Appraisal. Inspection. Contingencies. Spuds/SPDS. Outside of a real estate transaction, you might never come across most of these terms. Another important one to know about is "escrow". What is it and how ...

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Jan. 15, 2019

First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Buying your first home can be stressful. Saving for a downpayment. Being approved for a loan. Finding the right real estate agent. Should you buy a fixer-upper or a move-in ready Tucson home? There are so many decisions to make in the home buying process. You don't want to ...

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Nov. 27, 2018

Creative Ways to Pay Your Tucson Mortgage

Congratulations on buying a Tucson home. In order to do so, you had to be smart with your money. Saving up for your down payment was merely the tip of the iceberg. Now, you've got to pay for it. But you don't necessarily have to be the only ...

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Oct. 30, 2018

Helpful Money Tips for the Tucson Home Buyer

Even with the "bubble burst" of the mid-2000s, real estate continues to be a relatively good investment in the long term. Prices are on the rise. The Tucson real estate market appears to be strong right now. Whether you'd like to upgrade, downsize or desire to own your very ...

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