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Tips & advice for the first-time home buyer.

The Top 10 Reasons To Buy A New Home Instead Of A Used Home

1. Pride of Ownership The biggest reason to buy a new home, especially if you're currently renting, is pride of ownership. Stepping out of an...

How Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Ability To Buy A Home?

What is a credit score? Your credit score is a number that mortgage lenders and banks use to estimate the risk in giving you a...

Buying vs Renting: Which Is Right For You?

Many new home shoppers wonder if renting is better than buying. This is an especially important question today because the challenges facing the mortgage industry...

New Home Glossary

Term Definition Abstract Title A summary of the history of the legal title to a piece of property; all changes in ownership, liens, mortgages or any other...

Finding The Perfect Home At The Perfect Price: How Much Home Can You Afford?

What Does a New Home Cost? One question that seldom gets asked before we start shopping is "What does a new home cost"? The first...