Category Archives: How to Buy a Home

Home sellers cutting prices

There’s some good news in Minneapolis if you’re a home buyer – sellers are cutting their prices. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune… Reports released Wednesday showed pending home sales in the Twin Cities down, the inventory of houses on … Continue reading

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6 Homeowner Tax Advantages

When you’re evaluating how much home you can afford, make sure you factor in the tax advantages of homeownership. Owning your home not only allows you to build wealth through appreciation, but it can also reduce the amount of income … Continue reading

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Special Provisions Allow Military Home Buyers to Capture Tax Credits

Thanks to NAEBA for the following notice… Avondale, AZ – June 3, 2010 – Military families seeking to buy a home can count on a little tax help. The Homebuyers Tax Credit which provides eligible buyers with a tax credit … Continue reading

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Top Tips for First Time Homebuyers

RISMedia posted their top six tips for first time homebuyers: Don’t buy if you don’t plan to stay Start by shoring up your credit Choose carefully between points and rate Hire a home inspector Get professional help Bonus Tip: Be … Continue reading

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Do I need an Inspection?

Here’s the short answer – YES! RISMedia just ran a nice article on the why’s and how’s to get a home inspection. Starting with the why… “Our experience and research shows that approximately 40% of resale homes haveat least one … Continue reading

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Spring Market Predictions

April showers bring May flowers – but do we have any idea of what spring will bring to the housing market? Due to cancelations of the tax credit programs and programs that have kept mortgage rates low, the Star Tribune … Continue reading

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Don’t make the rookie home buyer mistakes

We take your home purchase very seriously. We want you to be happy on the day of closing – but also six months or five years later. We Don’t want to make the quick sale if that means you won’t … Continue reading

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Tax credit for military

Thanks to the National Association of Home Builders for an update on the special rules for members of the military, the foreign service and the intelligence community…Congress has acknowledged the unique circumstances affecting members of the military, the foreign service … Continue reading

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Why buy a home now?

Thinking about buying a home? RISMedia is offering three compelling reasons that it might make sense to buy your home now – or at least very soon. Mortgage rates are blissfully low, and that may not last. The home buyer … Continue reading

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10 tips for homebuyers

Smart Money just ran a helpful article on the 10 Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make. Here’s an abbreviated list, you can check out the details on the Smart Monday site. Not knowing how much house you can afford. Assuming foreclosures … Continue reading

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