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An Introduction to Home Improvement Loans, Part 2

Last blog post, we covered an introduction to home improvement loans, an FHA 203(K) loan, an FHA Title 1 Property Improvement Loan, and the advantages and disadvantages of each one. In this post, we’ll continue the conversation by discussing the four other options: Home Equity Loans (HEL), Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), Personal Loans, and Credit Cards.  Types of Home Improvement Loans Home...

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An Introduction to Home Improvement Loans

In today’s real estate market, where buyers compete with several other buyers, some are trying to get an edge by forfeiting the home inspection. This can be a problem if the home has structural damage, as the buyer wouldn’t know about it until later. Whether you’re a buyer or investor looking to improve your already existing property, here is an introduction to home improvement loans. We’ll cover...

Move-In Ready Projects to Do After Buying a Home

Move-In Ready Projects to Do After Buying a Home

You beat the intense competition in this seller’s market and have bought a house. Congratulations! Now comes the fun, and sometimes expensive part, moving in and making your home move-in ready. Here are four projects you should do ASAP to get your home move-in ready and how to keep it affordable. Move-in Ready Project #1: Change or Replace Locks This move-in ready project is about safety first since...

How to Buy a Home Without a 20% Down Payment

Buying a home is a massive milestone for many people, and it’s one you should be able to achieve. We understand that between closing costs and a 20% down payment, it’s a significant investment, and sometimes, no matter how much you save, it won’t be enough. Especially now that the median sales price has almost increased by 50%! But we’re here to reassure you that you can still buy a home without a...

Appraisal Waiver: What It Is and The Risks

We’re sure you’ve heard this saying over and over again but, we’re going to repeat it! The housing market is insane right now! There’s a high demand for houses but little inventory, which creates a seller’s market. It works in favor of sellers and might hurt buyers, but there’s a tactic changing the real estate market. It’s called an appraisal waiver.  What is an appraisal waiver? An...

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3 Big Expenses to Budget for Before Buying A House

  Prepare for buying a home by not just saving for a down payment, closing costs, and bills. There are a couple of other big expense items you want to be able to buy after moving in and paying for the essentials. Here are the three: Maintenance and repairs  Being a homeowner means you are now responsible for the maintenance of your house. Maintenance is crucial because it helps avoid those...

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Download Our Free Report: How to Go From Renter to Homeowner

Deciding to move from renting to buying a home in Austin is one of the most important financial decisions you'll ever make. Leasing comes with many perks: less commitment, fewer responsibilities, easy to move around...the list goes on. However, renting costs you more than you think. While the months of rent payments have bought you a laid back lifestyle, that money has been going into someone else's...

When It’s Time to Be a Homeowner

Maybe you're ready to settle down in your city, or perhaps you want to invest in a property that will pay for itself. Either way, if you're thinking about becoming a homeowner, then read on to see if you qualify!  1. You have a good credit score. A credit score over 600 is a sign you might be ready to be a homeowner. This is the last item lenders look at when you get pre-approved for a loan....

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Living in the City vs. Living in the Suburbs: Where Should You Live?

Austin is a unique city that poses a good problem for its residents -- choosing where to live! The city itself is vibrant and eclectic, but with so many booming suburbs with varying commute times into the city, it can be hard to narrow down where you want to live. If you find yourself debating where you should live, check out some of the important factors to consider when living in the city vs. living in...

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How to Win in Multiple Offer Situations Without Paying the Highest Price

In real estate, it’s often you’ll hear things like, “it’s a hot market,” “we’re seeing low inventory,” and “buyers are receiving multiple offers,” but what does that mean? Well, low inventory refers to the number of homes on the market, which can create a hot seller’s market if there are more buyers than sellers. This hot seller’s market makes buyers more competitive, and the...

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