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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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Real Estate Terms First Time Home Buyers Should Know

Appraisal A real estate appraisal is the expert opinion of a certified, state-licensed professional who will evaluate and determine the value of a property. This process usually involves comparisons to recent sales of similar properties. This data determines how much …
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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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Resource Video: Buyer Edition

Ways to Reduce Closing Costs Every mortgage loan incurs fees known as “closing costs” or “settlement fees.” This informational video goes over the different types of closing costs. Your Shorewest, REALTOR® is here to answer any questions you may have …
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Resource Video: Buyer Edition

How Much Money is Required to Buy a House? The amount of money you’ll need up front to buy a house depends on a number of factors, but, in general, you’ll need to come up with enough money to cover …
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Resource Video: Buyer Edition

Reasons You Should Buy a Home There are many reasons why you should consider buying a home to experience the joys of homeownership. This informational video provides financial and emotional reasons to purchase a home. Your Shorewest, REALTOR®  is available …
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