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Graduating From College? 3 Things You Need to Know About Mortgages and Student Loans

Graduating From College? 3 Things You Need to Know About Mortgages and Student Loans
Are you thinking about buying a new home using a mortgage loan? If you've just graduated from college, you're probably wondering how your student loans will impact a mortgage and what your options are. In today's post, we'll share three things that you need to know about mortgages if you're still working on paying off your student loan debt.#1: Yes...
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Staging Small Spaces: How to Highlight Your Outdoor Areas Even If They're Not That Big

Staging Small Spaces: How to Highlight Your Outdoor Areas Even If They're Not That Big
If you're planning to sell your home, you've probably already started to consider how you're going to stage it. Staging is one of the most important parts of the selling process. The way you present your home is key to leaving a positive impression on a potential buyer. Let's explore a few ways that you can stage smaller outdoor spaces to make them...
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First-Time Home Sellers: Don't Miss These 4 Tips That Will Keep Your Sale Moving Smoothly

First-Time Home Sellers: Don't Miss These 4 Tips That Will Keep Your Sale Moving Smoothly
Are you selling your home? If it's your first time going through a home sale, you've probably got a lot of questions about the process. In today's post, we'll share four tips that can help to keep your home sale moving along smoothly. Let's get started!Tip #1: Enlist The Help Of A ProfessionalFirst, you'll want to ensure that you enlist the help of...
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Buying a Home in a Fire Risk Area: Here's What You Need to Know

Buying a Home in a Fire Risk Area: Here's What You Need to Know
Outside of the significant financial responsibility of delving into home ownership, there can also be a lot of other risks involved that you may not have thought about as a new homeowner. While the requirement of homeowner's insurance is well known and guarding your house against theft can be commonplace, if you happen to be living in an area that'...
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The Five Most Common Overlooked Expenses When Selling a House

The Five Most Common Overlooked Expenses When Selling a House
Most homeowners are so enthusiastic about putting their home on the market and getting the price, they're hoping for that the expenses involved in selling a home are forgotten. However, it's often said that one has to spend money to make money, and selling a home is no exception! If you're wondering what kinds of overlooked expenses will cut into y...
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Location, Location, Location: How to Ensure You're Buying a Home in the Right Community

Location, Location, Location: How to Ensure You're Buying a Home in the Right Community
When investing in a home, one of the most important things is buying a place that you and your family can feel comfortable in. However, while a place you can envision yourself in is important, it's not worth neglecting the neighborhood you'll be moving into for the perfect home. If you're wondering what you should be looking for in the neighborhood...
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Family Matters: The Pros and Cons of Selling Your Home to a Family Member

Family Matters: The Pros and Cons of Selling Your Home to a Family Member
It can be a stressful experience to put your home on the market and wait for offers in the hope that you've priced it right. However, for those who are considering selling to family members, the sale of a home can be fraught with just as much stress before and after sealing the deal. If you're wondering if it's a good idea to sell to a family membe...
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A Quick Look at Reverse Mortgages: The Golden Ticket to Enjoying Your Golden Years

A Quick Look at Reverse Mortgages: The Golden Ticket to Enjoying Your Golden Years
With a high volume of millennials set to enter the real estate market this year, it may seem like all the available options out there were created to snag new homebuyers. However, there are products available on the market that cater to those who are in their golden years too. If you're older than 62 and are currently weighing the options with your...
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Yes, It's True! Why Replacing Your Front Door Can Help to Sell Your Home Faster

Yes, It's True! Why Replacing Your Front Door Can Help to Sell Your Home Faster
There are plenty of things that you'll need to shape up when you embark on selling your home, whether it's painting the house or the minor fix-ups, but it's easy to forget about some items that will be clear to homebuyers. If you're preparing to put your home on the market and are wondering what you shouldn't miss, here are a few reasons why replac...
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5 Surprisingly Stylish Ways to Improve Your Living Room's Look Using Wallpaper

5 Surprisingly Stylish Ways to Improve Your Living Room's Look Using Wallpaper
From a sophisticated couch to a stunning art print, there are plenty of ways that you can dress up your living room and instantly change its vibe. You may not realize it, but wallpaper is back in fashion and becoming another popular way to instantly re-vamp a room. If you're contemplating ways that wallpaper can benefit your space, here are some op...
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Yes, It's Getting Easier to Get a Mortgage. Here's How You Can Take Advantage

Yes, It's Getting Easier to Get a Mortgage. Here's How You Can Take Advantage
It can be hard to stay on top of a changing real estate market from day-to-day, but it's a matter of fact that there are more available mortgage products out there than ever before for many kinds of homebuyers. If you're wondering how you can take advantage of easier lending opportunities and strike while the iron is hot, here are some things to co...
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3 Home Renovation Lessons That You Won't Want to Learn the Hard (or Expensive!) Way

3 Home Renovation Lessons That You Won't Want to Learn the Hard (or Expensive!) Way
Most people make several home upgrades when the time comes to put their home on the market, whether they're minor fix-ups or significant improvements that come with a high cost. However, it's important to determine what will improve the value of your home and what renovations you can forget before you move forward with any updates. If you're wonder...
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5 Tips for Crafting a Counter-offer That Doesn't Scare Away a Potential Home Buyer

5 Tips for Crafting a Counter-offer That Doesn't Scare Away a Potential Home Buyer
If you've recently put your home up for sale, one of the most exciting parts of the selling process is getting an offer. However, all is not said and done once you've received an offer, as you'll probably want to negotiate a better price. If you're wondering how you can counter without losing a potential buyer, here are some tips when the time come...
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3 Bedroom Staging Tips That Will Get Potential Buyers Excited About Your Home

3 Bedroom Staging Tips That Will Get Potential Buyers Excited About Your Home
Arranging an open house is one of the most important parts of selling your home, but there can be a lot of tricks involved in staging it so you'll get the right offers. While the kitchen and the living room may be a bit more straightforward, here are some tips for staging your bedroom that will be sure to get buyers interested in making an offer on...
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Thinking About Refinancing Your Mortgage? 4 Ways to Ensure It's Worth Your Time

Thinking About Refinancing Your Mortgage? 4 Ways to Ensure It's Worth Your Time
If you're familiar with the real estate market, you've likely heard the term 'refinancing' and may be wondering what this can mean for your mortgage and your financial well-being. While refinancing can be a great benefit for those who are looking for a lower interest rate or a different mortgage type, here are the details on what it can offer and w...
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Spring Is Real Estate's 'Rush Hour' -- Here's How to Tell If You're Prepared

Spring Is Real Estate's 'Rush Hour' -- Here's How to Tell If You're Prepared
The most popular time of year to buy a home is in the spring, and this means that if you're preparing yourself for getting into the real estate market, you may be experiencing a time crunch. If you're wondering if you'll be ready to put your home up for sale in time to take advantage of the season, here are few things you'll want to think about.Hav...
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Selling an Apartment or Condo? How to Use Snapchat to Target First-time Buyers

Selling an Apartment or Condo? How to Use Snapchat to Target First-time Buyers
There are plenty of ways to market your home online, but social media has become one of the best ways to catch the attention of interested homebuyers in the past few years. If you're currently determining a marketing strategy for your home and are wondering about social media, here are a few ways you can use Snapchat and see your chances for sellin...
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Preventative Measures for your Home

Provided courtesy of Cody L. Wilson, Insurance Agent, AAA MountainWest

Your claims history is one of the few factors affecting your homeowner’s insurance premiums that you can actively manage.

Aside from pride of ownership and a natural desire to make your house a home you enjoy and appreciate spending time together with friends and family, keeping your home in good condition and taking a few simple precautions to prevent accidents, theft or damage from the elements will also save you money on your home insurance rates.

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Your offer has been accepted. What happens next?

Young couple buying a new homeCongratulations!  Your offer has been accepted.  What happens next?

Although we discussed each step in the process of writing the offer, it's a lot of information to absorb, so we've created this list to help answer some questions. 

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Selling your home bought with first time homebuyer credit

Selling a home bought with first time home buyer creditDid you purchase your home with the assistance of the FTHBC? If you are wondering what happens when you sell, here are some things that you need to know. The credit is an interest free loan, payable over a specified number of years. Depending on what year you purchased your home, depends on the amount due.

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