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What you need to know about the New England real estate and lending market.

Financing Options for Your Fixer Upper

June 18, 2018

Not everyone’s idea of a dream home is the same.  Some buyers look for a home that they can buy, move into, and not have to put a lot of extra effort into.  Others may find their dream home is in need of some tender loving care.  Or, maybe they really want to live in a certain area, but they cannot afford the newer homes available there.  Purchasing a fixer-upper might be the right choice.  But how do you go about qualifying for a mortgage, making a down payment, and finding the money for those renovations?  Many believe their only option is to wait to build equity in the home and then take out a home equity loan.  Or perhaps you think you might take more time to save and then refinance your home.   While those are viable options, there are home renovation loans available to buyers that can help turn your dream of owning a fixer-upper into a reality.

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What’s A Prepayment Penalty?

June 11, 2018

Whether you are a first-time home buyer, purchasing a vacation home or refinancing, it is important to understand what a pre-payment penalty is and if it is a part of your contract with your lender.

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Starter Home vs Forever Home

June 04, 2018

First time homebuyers have a lot to consider, and one of the biggest decisions they need to make is:

Do you purchase a starter home to get into the real estate market even before you can afford the style of house you ultimately want to be in, or should you focus on finding a forever home where you can stay long term even if it means stretching your budget, or wait longer?

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An Introduction to Mortgage Loans

May 28, 2018

Mortgage loans are financial loans taken for real estate properties that the borrower has to repay with interest within a fixed period of time. A mortgage loan requires some sort of security for the lender. This security is called the collateral and in most cases, it is the real estate property itself for which the mortgage loan has been taken. Since the property itself is kept as the collateral, no further security is needed.

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Engaged vs Married:  Things to Consider When Co-Buying a House

May 21, 2018

The trend for engaged couples to purchase their first home together prior to saying I DO is becoming more and more popular.  Many couples make the decision to live together for a period of time before they marry, and the question of whether to rent or buy is something that should be given a lot of thought and careful consideration. 

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