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If you’re starting your search for a home, and considering buying a home that's in need of renovation, you could be eligible for an FHA 203(k) loan. This type of loan allows you to convert a true fixer-upper into a beautiful home. But is this federally-guaranteed home improvement loan the right option for you?

It definitely has potential, but you should consider the advantages and disadvantages as carefully as the renovation work you're willing to take on.

So, you've got your eye on a house. It's a three-bedroom, two-bathroom, split-level home in a safe and friendly neighborhood. It's everything you've dreamed of having in your first home. But you're curious about whether you qualify for a home loan and want to find out if you can secure a mortgage.

Before mortgage lenders start using industry words you don't understand, it's important to learn some basic loan terms when considering first-time homeownership. The information will be helpful as you embark on this journey of a lifetime.

It's safe to say that the first-time homebuying journey can be daunting, scary, exciting, confusing, disappointing, nerve-wracking, fun, and emotionalall at the same time. One of the best tools a homebuyer can use in navigating this complex journey is a trusted realtor partner. We checked-in with a few local realtors (Julia, Nene, and Adade) to gather some tips on things to consider when looking for a qualified realtor.

Are you wondering what one month's rent could get you in the homeowner's world?

You’re not alone. For some renters-turned-homeowners, the money they were spending on rent turned into additional square footage, an extra bedroom or bathroom, or even a backyard.

If any of those added home benefits sound appealing to you, check out these 8 signs you may be ready to buy a house.

If you’re considering buying a home, it might be time to understand a mortgage. Taking on a mortgage can be intimidating, but you’ll be better prepared if you know what’s in your payment. The acronym PITI is a simple way to remember the elements of most mortgage payments: Principal, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance.
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