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It’s Better at Home

Don’t get me wrong, living in an apartment isn’t always terrible; I had access to tennis courts and a well-maintained pool all summer, just a few steps from my front door. But I also had to walk...
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How Much You Need for a Down Payment

Long gone are the days requiring 20% down on a house. Thank goodness! Could you imagine the struggle of a generation full of college graduates working entry level jobs trying to stay on top of...
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Limited Time: Down Payment Assistance in Kentucky Counties

Limited Time: Down Payment Assistance in Kentucky Counties
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No Down Payment. Is That Really An Option?

For many first-time homebuyers the biggest obstacles to overcome when buying a house are likely the down payment and credit score. For some, their credit history may not be as established as a...
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Why it’s Important to Get Prequalified

You may have heard, “it is a good idea to meet with your mortgage banker before house hunting”. If you haven’t, well let me tell you, “it is a good idea to meet with your mortgage banker before...
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Are there other Renovation Loan Options?

Did you know that the FHA 203k Loan is a just one renovation loan option? While this loan has helped lots of people turn their current home into their dream home and several others in creating...
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The 203k Loan Escrow Account Explained

As a first-time homebuyer, I was told an escrow account was set up for me. That’s about as far as my knowledge of escrow accounts went—I had one. So, before we start talking about what makes up a...

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How to Pick a 203k Lender

How to Pick a 203k Lender

Is the FHA 203k Loan difficult? Only if you don’t know what you are doing. The 203k has a few more steps than the standard FHA loan but that shouldn’t scare you away...

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203k Renovations: Overcome Housing Shortages with Refinances

Your dream home may be the first home you purchased but for many people this is not the case. For most families it isn’t until they have been homeowners for several years that they consider...

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What’s a 203k Contractor?

Are there contractor requirements for a 203k Loan?

Truly the only requirement is that your contractor must be licensed and cannot be you. You see, the 203k does not allow for “do it yourself”...

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