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First-time Home Buyers Guide: Know the Lingo

So, you want to buy your first home, congrats! This is a big deal! A home purchase is one of the largest investments you’ll make in your lifetime. Starting your home search can be both exciting and stressful. We’ve turned …
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The “Good Enough” Home May Be Just Perfect

Constructed from inspirational Instagram feeds and reality TV, the dream home floats in the imagination like a castle in the sky but dissolves in the rain of hard numbers. Chasing the dream can lure buyers to overextend themselves financially. On …
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Buying or Selling a Home During the Winter: What do you need to know

You may have heard that no one buys or sells homes during the winter months. Wrong! The fall and winter months are a great time for both buyers and sellers. Here is some advice if you’re in the market to …
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First Time Home Buyer Programs

First-Time Home Buyer Programs  Homeownership has a lot of benefits, but it also comes with a few significant barriers to entry that first-time home buyers might not be prepared for.  With many confusing terms and such large sums of money …
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New Pledged-Asset Program Helps First-Time Homebuyers and Move-Up Buyers

Securing a large, enough down payment for your first home or one of significant value can be challenging for many people. Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation’s new Pledged-Asset Program can make your home dream come true. The program allows a buyer to …
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Real Estate Terms First Time Home Buyers Should Know Pt. 3

In the real estate world, there’s lots of terms and phrases that might leave your head spinning. Here’s a list to help get you started at becoming fluent in real estate! Pre-Qualification Not to be confused with pre-approval, pre-qualification is …
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Real Estate Terms First Time Home Buyers Should Know Pt. 2

In the real estate world, there’s lots of terms and phrases that might leave your head spinning. Here’s a list to help get you started at becoming fluent in real estate! Earnest Money  A deposit, given by the buyer to …
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Millennials, Did You Know This About Down Payments?

Housing experts have done much research into why we don’t have more first-time home buyers entering the market. In looking at this issue, recent surveys of Millennials (the largest first-time home buyer pool in history) uncovered that 60% of these buyers believe …
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June is National Homeowners Month!

Happy National Homeowners Month! It is time to celebrate and promote the American Dream of owning a home. Using a REALTOR® makes it more affordable, attainable and sustainable for anyone looking to start on the homeownership journey. The dream of …
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