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Tuesday, January 31, 2023   /   by Laura Miller Edwards Realty Group

Key Terms To Know When Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Buying a home is a major transaction that can seem even more complex when you don’t understand the terms used throughout the process.


If you’re looking to become a homeowner this year, it’s important to know these housing terms and how they relate to the current market so you feel confident throughout the homebuying process.


Let’s connect so you have expert answers for any questions as they come up.


This blog post previously appeared on https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/2023/01/13/key-terms-to-know-when-buying-a-home-infographic/?a=106260-312309902871c1f0d820820f58bf8fde. The information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as investment advice. Keeping Current Matters, Inc. and the Laura Miller Edwards Realty Group do not guarantee or warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained herein. Nothing h. ...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023   /   by Laura Miller Edwards Realty Group

Tips To Reach Your Homebuying Goals in 2023 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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If you’re planning to buy a home in 2023, here are a few things to focus on.


Work on your credit and save for a down payment. If saving feels like a challenge, there’s help available. Then, get pre-approved, create a list of desired features, and prioritize them.


Let’s connect so you have expert advice on how to reach your homebuying goals this year.



This blog post previously appeared on https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/2023/01/06/tips-to-reach-your-homebuying-goals-in-2023-infographic/?a=106260-312309902871c1f0d820820f58bf8fde. The information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as investment advice. Keeping Current Matters, Inc. and the Laura Miller Edwards Realty Group do not guarantee or warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained herein. Nothing herein should be construed a ...

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023   /   by Laura Miller Edwards Realty Group

Applying For a Mortgage? Here’s What You Should Avoid Once You Do.

While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating after you’ve applied for your mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. Here’s a list of things you may not realize you need to avoid after applying for your home loan.
Don’t Deposit Large Sums of Cash
Lenders need to source your money, and cash isn’t easily traceable. Before you deposit any amount of cash into your accounts, discuss the proper way to document your transactions with your loan officer.
Don’t Make Any Large Purchases
It’s not just home-related purchases that could disqualify you from your loan. Any large purchases can be red flags for lenders. People with new debt have higher debt-to-income ratios (how much debt you have compared to your monthly income). Since higher ratios make for riskier loans, borrowers may no longer qualify for their mortgage. Resist the temptation to make any large purcha ...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022   /   by Laura Miller Edwards Realty Group

Financial Fundamentals for First-Time Homebuyers

Are you prepping to buy your first home? If so, one of the steps you should take early on is to ensure you’re financially ready for your purchase. Here are just a few of the financial fundamentals you’ll need to focus on as you set out to buy a home.
Build Your Credit
Your credit is one element that helps determine which home loan you’ll qualify for. It also impacts your mortgage interest rate. While there are many factors that go into your mortgage application, a higher credit score could lead to a lower monthly payment in the long run.
So how do you make sure your credit is in the best shape possible when it’s time to buy? A recent article from NerdWallet lists a few tips you can use as you work to build and strengthen your credit. They include:
Tracking your credit and disputing any errors that show up on your reports.
Paying your bills on time. This includes making loan payments and paying down any open lines of ...

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Thursday, December 22, 2022   /   by Laura Miller Edwards Realty Group

What Makes a House a Home?

There’s no denying the long-term financial benefits of owning a home, but today’s housing market may have you wondering if now’s still the time to buy. While the financial aspects of buying a home are important, the non-financial and emotional reasons are too.
Home means something different to all of us. Whether it’s sharing memories with loved ones at the kitchen table or settling in to read a book in a favorite chair, the emotional connections to our homes can be just as important as the financial ones. Here are some of the things that make a house a home.
1. You Can Be Proud of Your Accomplishment
Buying a home is a major life milestone. Whether you’re setting out to buy your first home or your fifth, congratulations will be in order when you’ve achieved your goal. The sense of accomplishment you’ll feel at the end of your journey will truly make your home feel like a special place.
2. You Have Your Own Designa ...

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