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For First-Time Homebuyers: How to Dodge 5 Costly Rookie Mistakes -- AOL Real Estate

For First-Time Homebuyers: How to Dodge 5 Costly Rookie Mistakes -- AOL Real Estate | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
First-time homebuyers can make a bad decision by overlooking some important facts about homeownership and not being really ready.
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This article is 2 years old, but the suggestions still apply today...enjoy!

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First-time home buyers should lay proper foundation - The Tennessean

First-time home buyers should lay proper foundation - The Tennessean | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
Thanks to the improved economy, job growth and loosening of credit, it’s expected first-time buyers will re-emerge in the market this year. Hopeful home buyers should start the process by taking several first steps.
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First Time Homebuyers are to "re-emerge" this year...nice article...enjoy!

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Survey Finds Real Estate Agents Want Easier Access to Loan Programs - National Mortgage Professional Magazine

Survey Finds Real Estate Agents Want Easier Access to Loan Programs - National Mortgage Professional Magazine | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
“Survey Finds Real Estate Agents Want Easier Access to Loan Programs National Mortgage Professional Magazine ▻A quarter of agents consider properties overpriced and fear first-time home buyers are avoiding the market.”
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First-Time Homebuyers Checklist - Debt Consolidation USA

First-Time Homebuyers Checklist - Debt Consolidation USA | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
If you are one of those first-time homebuyers, you need to first organize your finances and find out what you can afford before you plunge in. Learn more... (First-time homebuyer?
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This is helpful for First-Time Homebuyers...Enjoy!

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Tips for first-time homebuyers

Tips for first-time homebuyers | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
“Practical Money Skills covers a range of personal financial literacy topics such as creating a budget, saving for retirement, and using credit wisely.”
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This is, again, obvious but good stuff...enjoy!
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10 Very Basic Tips For First Time Homebuyers

10 Very Basic Tips For First Time Homebuyers | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
As of about a week ago, Nick and I are officially homeowners. Yay!
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These are simple but very real tips....enjoy!

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First Time Buyers - What Is a Home Warranty And Do I Need One?

First Time Buyers - What Is a Home Warranty And Do I Need One? | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
 As you look through listings on-line you might notice that some advertise that the home comes with a Home Warranty; and you might wonder, “What is that all about and do I need a warranty on my new home?
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Millions of first time buyers want to buy a home in the US, new index shows - Property Wire

Millions of first time buyers want to buy a home in the US, new index shows - Property Wire | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
“Millions of first time buyers want to buy a home in the US, new index shows Property Wire If all renters that indicated they wanted to buy actually did purchase a home in the next year, it would represent more than 4.2 million first time home...”
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For those of us that work with First Time Home Buyers, this is great stuff! Enjoy!
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First-Time Homebuyers: Don’t Make these Mistakes

First-Time Homebuyers: Don’t Make these Mistakes | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
So you’re finally ready to buy your first home, or so you think. (Buying your #firsthome? Avoid these common mistakes. http://t.co/oQkyqx399R)
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Great points....with the first one emphasizing doing a budget.  This is how you take control of the process.  By doing a budget, you let the lender know how much you want to spend each month and still live comfortably...enjoy!

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First-Timer Primer: Maryland’s Home Buyer Assistance Programs

First-Timer Primer: Maryland’s Home Buyer Assistance Programs | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
Maryland's homebuyer assistance programs can seem complex. This edition of First-Timer Primer aims to provide some clarity for those shopping outside the District. (For you First time homebuyers in Maryland, read this!
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For my Maryland and DC folks..some links to assistance programs.  Enjoy!

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First-Time Homebuyers Guide | HGTV FrontDoor

HGTV FrontDoor.com helps first-time homebuyers navigate the process of finding, buying and financing a home. | HGTV FrontDoor (Love at first sight? Before picking up the phone and calling the listing agent or signing with a builder, learn...
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Some good thoughts....Buy now, rates are still great and prices are still good.

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A Simple Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

A Simple Guide for First-Time Homebuyers | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
Many first-time homebuyers are getting into the real estate game. Here are some quick tips if you want to be one of them. (5 simple steps for first time homebuyers......
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Good stuff.  5 simple, yet powerful tips...

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Top 10 Tips For Mortgage Borrowers In 2014 | Bankrate.com

Top 10 Tips For Mortgage Borrowers In 2014 | Bankrate.com | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
Should you rush to get a mortgage in 2014, or take your time? Here are Bankrate's top 10 mortgage tips for 2014. (Great tips!!!
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Some great tips.  Basically, rates are to go up in 2014, purchases are going to be the main source of business, and there are still some clients able to refinance.  We have heard about it over and over, but here it is in writing.  

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10 terms first-time homebuyers should know - The Open Door by Lennar

10 terms first-time homebuyers should know - The Open Door by Lennar | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
This informative article from U.S. News highlights 10 terms that homebuyers should know – especially first-time homebuyers who are new to the process.
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Survey Finds Real Estate Agents Want Easier Access to Loan Programs - National Mortgage Professional Magazine

Survey Finds Real Estate Agents Want Easier Access to Loan Programs - National Mortgage Professional Magazine | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it

“Survey Finds Real Estate Agents Want Easier Access to Loan Programs National Mortgage Professional Magazine ▻A quarter of agents consider properties overpriced and fear first-time home buyers are avoiding the market.”

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Great article...service, mortgage focus, and knowledge sharing are the key points...enjoy!
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10 tips most first-time home buyers don’t consider

10 tips most first-time home buyers don’t consider | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
It's been exactly one year since my husband and I purchased our first home. As one might expect, we've learned a number of valuable lessons this past year.
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First-Time Homebuyers Are Key To Market Growth - FortuneBuilders

First-Time Homebuyers Are Key To Market Growth - FortuneBuilders | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
The real estate market is certainly headed in the right direction, but it needs the little push that an influx of first-time homebuyers would provide.
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This is obvious, but it is a great article on the reality of our success going forward...enjoy!

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What can homebuyers do to pass the tougher mortgage test? We reveal five ... - This is Money

What can homebuyers do to pass the tougher mortgage test? We reveal five ... - This is Money | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
“What can homebuyers do to pass the tougher mortgage test? We reveal five ...”
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Five tips for first-time homebuyers | GoErie.com/Erie Times-News

Five tips for first-time homebuyers | GoErie.com/Erie Times-News | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
With the spring homebuying season now in full swing, here are five tips for first-time homebuyers:
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Yeah, it's obvious.  But, do we always follow what's obvious?....Enjoy

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A Simple Guide for First-Time Homebuyers - Huffington Post

A Simple Guide for First-Time Homebuyers - Huffington Post | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
“A Simple Guide for First-Time Homebuyers Huffington Post Taking the leap into home ownership is a big deal. Long considered the American Dream, it signals an entry into adulthood that some people crave.”
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Some more food for thought for first time homebuyers. Enjoy!
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The Numbers Every Home Buyer Needs to Know Now - Fox Business

The Numbers Every Home Buyer Needs to Know Now - Fox Business | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
The Numbers Every Home Buyer Needs to Know Now
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According to Jed Kolko, chief economist at real estate website Trulia, 31% of your monthly income should go to paying your mortgage, taxes and insurance on the home.
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This is great!  It lets you know how to take your budget and look at it from the lenders perspective....enjoy!

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Buying Process : Fannie Mae

Buying Process : Fannie Mae | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
For first time homebuyers, the process can be exciting but maybe a little overwhelming. Be prepared: http://t.co/kGO3JCPmu5
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Simple explanation of the Home buying process,but effective....Enjoy!

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5 House Hunting Tips For First Time Homebuyers - Frank Valente Real Estate

5 House Hunting Tips For First Time Homebuyers - Frank Valente Real Estate | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
Are you a first time homebuyer? Check out these 5 house hunting tips for first time homebuyers... (Are you a first time home buyer?
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5 House Hunting Tips for First Time Homebuyers - these are good.

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Buying a new home? Read this article.

Buying a new home?  Read this article. | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
Great article for first time homebuyers. http://t.co/161VdnaeoY
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For someone on the bubble about whether to buy or not, this is a great article for you.  Enjoy!

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The Ultimate First Time Homebuyers Guide - Thoughts on Real Estate - Coldwell Banker Blue Matter

The Ultimate First Time Homebuyers Guide - Thoughts on Real Estate - Coldwell Banker Blue Matter | First Time Homebuyers | Scoop.it
“This resource guide, compiled by a team at The Home Depot, is designed to assist first-time homebuyers through the process of evaluating a home's condition and understanding some of the most common repairs and renovations a house may require.”
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This is really great. Home Depot has developed this to help first time homebuyers. This is worth a share.
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