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Property Taxes for New Home Buyers: What to KnowProperty taxes are a part of homeownership. In many communities, property taxes are an important source of revenue that pay for services like schools and roads. While property taxes themselves are somewhat ubiquitous, homeowners can have different experiences with property taxes.

The amount paid varies by house and the rate varies by community. In addition, some homeowners pay for their property taxes when they make their monthly mortgage payment as part of a conventional mortgage. Others must pay their property taxes separately.

It's hard to know what to expect when you're buying your first home, but it's important to be prepared for property taxes. Property taxes must be paid, or a lien could be placed on the home. If you're buying your first

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Everything Homebuyers Need to Know About HOAsIn certain neighborhoods, homeowners associations provide oversight and management support to keep all properties in optimal condition. Although beneficial to homeowners, living in a neighborhood managed by an HOA takes a little extra forethought and consideration. Before buying a home with an HOA, prospective homebuyers should explore just how it works and what considerations they will need to keep in mind to avoid any surprises.

Understand How Homeowners Associations Work

Homeowners associations act in the common good of all residents in the neighborhood by making and enforcing protective rules. Single-family homes, condominiums, and other multi-family homes can all have an HOA and the rules that come with it. These rules usually center around

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What You Should Know About Buying Raw LandBuying land is one of the most straightforward ways to make money in real estate. Most investors simply buy the land and then wait to sell it to an eager property developer. But just because the concept is simple doesn't make buying land a no-risk purchase. In fact, buying raw land can be one of the more tricky investments a person can make - unlike buying a residential home. For those just getting started, it helps to keep the potential pitfalls in mind before scouting a location.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Time and Profits

Time is key when buying raw land. An up-and-coming neighborhood may need months or even years to come to

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Everything You Need to Know About Real Estate Investment for BeginnersReal estate investment is an excellent way to build an investment portfolio, make money for your savings or retirement, and supplement your everyday income. If you're serious about real estate investment, you might expand into bigger markets and increase your profits. Though looking at new homes to buy can be fun, searching for homes as an investment is a different ballgame. This article will help you learn the basics of real estate investment, so you can make a strong start with your first investment property. The more you know, the easier it will be to invest wisely.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Residential Real Estate Types

Residential real

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Vacation Home Mortgage Qualification: What You Need to KnowBuying a vacation home is surprisingly different from buying a primary new home or residence. Whereas functionality and practicality is one of the most important considerations when buying a primary residence, comfort and luxury are top importance in a vacation home.

From the moment a home buyer decides to get a vacation home, they must anticipate the ways in which the purchase process will be different. Even the mortgage considerations are not the same. Qualifying for a vacation home mortgage is often more difficult than qualifying for a primary residence mortgage. If you're thinking about buying a vacation home, here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before

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What You Need to Know About Home WarrantiesMany first time home buyers that may have been renting may worry about making home repairs in the first few years of owning a home. Many first time home buyers are on a tight budget that can restrict how much they're able to repair. Knowing the details of these policies can help the home buyer decide if a home warranty is right for them. If you're a home buyer who is in escrow or who will soon be making an offer on a home, here's what you need to know about home warranties.

What Is a Home Warranty?

A home warranty is a contract between a homeowner and home warranty company. The contract guarantees home repair services under certain conditions. A typical home warranty will last for one year from the date of the purchase of the home.

How

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What You Need to Know About Credit Score When Buying a HomeThere are many things that affect a home buyer's ability to get a mortgage, and one of those things is a credit score. Before trying to get a mortgage, it's helpful for a home buyer to find out what their credit score is and what could be done to improve their credit score and boost their chances of getting a mortgage. If you're thinking about purchasing a home soon and will need to get a mortgage, here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What is Credit Score? How is it Calculated?

A credit score is a score that measures a person's creditworthiness. There are many factors that affect credit score, including the number of open

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4 Tips For Preparing For a Long Distance MoveThe old home has been sold, the new home has been purchased, and almost everything is packed away. Now it’s time to focus on the move, but that’s easier said than done, especially when moving requires driving across the country. Long distance moves share a lot in common with local moves, but they also present their own unique challenges. Here are some useful tips to keep in mind when preparing for the big move.

1. Get Rid of Anything Unnecessary

When moving long distance, moving space is extremely valuable, so homeowners need to ensure that they’re only taking the things that they truly want and need. When packing up everything to go, homeowners should be sifting through all of their things and separating what they don’t want in order to

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Homeowners Insurance Information for Home BuyersFor most new home buyers, obtaining homeowners insurance is an important part of buying a home. Knowing what homeowners insurance is, what it does, how it protects buyers and when it's required can help keep the home buying process smooth.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Homeowners Insurance Protects You From Financial Liability

Homeowners insurance is a product that protects the homeowner from financial liability if the home or its contents are damaged in a covered event. When a covered event, the insurance will pay to repair or replace what has been broken, damaged or destroyed. What is covered by a homeowners insurance policy can vary from one

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All About Closing CostsHome buyers need to be prepared to pay for some expenses when buying a home. Closing costs are one of the more difficult to understand expenses because they're made up of many different fees. Closing costs also cause confusion because the buyer won't know how much money they owe until close to the end of the escrow period.

All of this uncertainty can sometimes lead to some confusion that can actually disrupt the home buying process. Knowing what to expect can help make the home buying process less stressful for buyers.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Are Closing Costs?

Closing costs are the fees that are paid at the end of the

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