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3 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Posted by:  Service First
2017-01-23 15:28:27

For most people, a home is the largest purchase you will ever make. That’s why preparing for this important step in your life is so important. Use these three tips prior to applying for a mortgage: Check your credit score and resolve any errors. Lenders use your credit history and credit sc...[read more...]

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3 Common Mistakes New Home Buyers Tend to Make

Posted by:  Service First
2017-01-23 13:56:27

Being a first-time homebuyer can be very exciting. No more renting! No more loss of equity! However, with that excitement might come mistakes. Here are three mistakes homebuyers tend to make and how you can avoid them:  Not Seeking the Advice of a Mortgage Professional When entering ...[read more...]

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4 Phrases to Avoid during a Home Tour

Posted by:  Service First
2017-01-18 12:47:24

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’re most likely going on many home tours with your real estate agent. During these tours, it’s important to avoid using certain phrases that may be overheard by others such as sellers, neighbors or listing agents. Here are four things y...[read more...]

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Advantages of Buying a House with Cash

Posted by:  Service First
2017-01-18 08:16:56

There are many advantages that some homebuyers may overlook when purchasing a home with cash. Check out some of these secrets all cash buyers should be aware of during the home buying process. No More Mortgage Payments Paying with cash means no more mortgage payments! Paying your mortgage in ...[read more...]

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Service First Cares Fall Cause Campaign: C.O.P.S.

Posted by:  Service First
2017-01-13 15:44:52

  The Service First Cares campaign, supporting C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) came to a close on December 16, 2016.   Below is a summary of the savings and donations made during the campaign: $9,520 in total savings for police officers via our offer to waive lender f...[read more...]

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A Guide for First-time Homebuyers: FHA Loans

Posted by:  Service First
2017-01-10 15:54:01

Not sure what an FHA loan consists of? We’ve provided valuable information for first-time homebuyers to help you decide if an FHA loan is best for you. An FHA loan is a mortgage issued by federally qualified lenders, which is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). This loan is...[read more...]

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