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Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home?

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Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home? | Simplifying The MarketThere’s a common misconception that, as a homebuyer, you need to come up with 20% of the total sale price for your down payment. In fact, a recent survey by Lending Tree asks what is keeping consumers from purchasing a home. For over half of those surveyed, the ability to afford a down payment is […]
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The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

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The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear | Simplifying The MarketFor many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what they can afford. It found: “1 in 4 underestimated their buying potential by $150k or more” “1 in 4 underestimated the increase in value […]
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What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow

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What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow | Simplifying the MarketIn today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing price, based on the latest Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Shawn Telford, Chief Appraiser at CoreLogic, elaborates: “The frequency of buyers being willing […]
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Don’t Forget to Budget for Closing Costs

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Don’t Forget to Budget for Closing Costs | Simplifying The MarketWhen buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment is the main cost that comes to mind for many, but budgeting for the closing costs required to get a mortgage is just as important. What Are Closing Costs? According […]
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