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Should I Buy a Condo?

Buying a condo is a relatively affordable, low-maintenance alternative to the traditional single-family home.  And – as with all major investments – there are a few key issues to understand before taking the plunge. One of the most important issues … Continue reading

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Four Strategies to Avoid Getting Stuck in a “Bidding War”

More often in today’s real estate market, buyers find themselves in an all-out ‘Offer Competition’ when trying to buy their dream home.  They have already done their homework by getting pre-approved, determining what neighborhood they want to live in, and what type … Continue reading

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Cash to Close

So you’re thinking about buying your first home.  Or maybe selling and moving up.  Though most prospective borrowers come to me with some idea of the funds necessary for down payment, many don’t have a good grip on the additional … Continue reading

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Buying a home? Consider WHEDA!

Rumor has it that it’s more difficult than ever to finance a home purchase these days. Most of what I hear in that regard is fairly exaggerated – or completely false. After 10 years of originating mortgages, I can plainly … Continue reading

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