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Archive for December 2015

Is Living With Your Parents Now a Cultural Norm?

December 30th, 2015   by lisasheppard

Over the last few years, more and more millenials have been moving back in with parents to save cash and pay off student loans.  But as it becomes more socially acceptable, will parents have a hard time getting them to move out?

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Cash Sales Share Continues Trend Back Towards ‘Normal’

December 22nd, 2015   by lisasheppard

The percentage of home sales conducted in cash continued its trend back towards pre-crisis levels during the month of September, a new report from CoreLogic showed.

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There’s No Place Like a Squeaky Clean Home for the Holidays

December 10th, 2015   by lisasheppard
Christmas decoration with fireplace
Holidays mean guests and entertaining, but don’t stress yourself out cleaning. Follow these easy cleaning tips to wipe the slate clean this winter — you can think of it as the cold-weather version of spring cleaning.
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What Experts Say About Raiding Your 401k to Buy a Home

December 9th, 2015   by lisasheppard
Nest Eggs Broken 

Is it okay to use your 401k for a down payment on a home?  Read what the experts have to say before you raid your 401k.

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Preapproved for a Loan? Don’t Blow It With Holiday Shopping!

December 4th, 2015   by lisasheppard

portrait of a young girl lying...
After receiving the preapproval on your home loan — the anxiously awaited first big step toward homeownership — you likely breathed a sigh of relief that the official “proving yourself” part of the process was over.  Before you spend away, you need to make sure it doesn’t impact your loan amount or approval.

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5 Common Down Payment Misconceptions

December 2nd, 2015   by lisasheppard



Don’t let misconceptions about a down payment get in the way of purchasing a home. Many homebuyers don’t know to look for or ask about homeownership programs that could help them save on their down payment and closing costs, gain a lower interest rate or enjoy a healthy tax credit for the life of their loan.

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