Financing

Jan. 15, 2017

Learn How To Avoid Buying More House Than You Can Afford

 

If you're looking at realtor.com. If you're looking at Zillow or Trulia and you're looking through homes and you ... Or you're looking on MLS through your real estate agent's news feed and you're wondering exactly how you could calculate the mortgage on ...

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Posted in Boston, Financing, Mortgages
Dec. 27, 2016

My First Investment Property Purchase!

On December 14th, 2016 I finally closed on my first rental property! For over a year I have been educating myself as much as possible in real estate investing to one day finally take the plunge. That day finally came. A couple of months ago, a property on the MLS ...

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Nov. 14, 2016

Do You Have A Bank America Pre-Approval? 4 Reasons You Should Toss It In The Trash!

Thinking about getting your home loan with the same institution where you do your banking? This may not be the best option for you if you bank with a large commercial lender. Here are 4 reasons why going smaller is better when you shop for a mortgage.

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July 30, 2016

Work Your Financial Muscles To Better Credit

Financial habits and credit go hand in hand. Since your debt accounts for 30% of your credit score, it is safe to assume when your finances are in order, your credit should be as well (there are a few exceptions). This does not happen overnight. Similar to working out, you ...

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June 30, 2016

Should You Reconsider Buying A House Now?

The majority of Bostonians hate writing a check to their landlord every month, particularly if you live in Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Lower Mills areas. Sometimes you are cursed with noisy neighbors, or a super strict landlord who is looking for any reason to push you out so he can get ...
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June 25, 2016

8 Simple Ways To Save Up Down Payment Cash

One of the largest obstacles between you and home ownership is coming up with enough money fund the required mortgage down-payment. Let’s assume that we’re looking for the average single family home in Massachusetts which is roughly $350,000. Let’s also assume you are like the majority of home buyers ...

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June 5, 2016

What Is Your "Commitment Day" When Purchasing A Home?

Many first time homebuyers are unaware of the timelines and deadlines associated with purchasing a home. They understand the list in that there is a close date on their offer but as real estate professionals we must inform our clients that sometimes, these dates are flexible depending on a few ...

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June 1, 2016

What To Look For When Choosing A Mortgage Professional

The last topic that we covered in our sit down with Anastasia Tacewicz from GMH Mortgage Services was some of the things you want to be considering when choosing a mortgage professional. This is a key individual throughout the home buying process so you will really want to do your ...

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May 20, 2016

Pros And Cons Of Using a Hard Money Lender

Whether you’re investing in a property to fix and sell, a landlord looking to invest in rental property, or a builder looking to get a construction loan, you’ve likely heard that hard money loans from private lenders are the best way to go. This all sounds like a no-brainer but you ...

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May 18, 2016

Can You Buy When You're In Debt?

With mortgage rates remaining near historic lows, many financial experts are making the case that student-loan debt doesn't have to hold back millennials from buying a home. But the message isn't getting across: Nearly 70 percent of millennials say they are delaying a real estate purchase because of ...

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