Rookie Mistakes: Don’t Make These 4 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

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Buying your first home is exciting. Many young people view homeownership as the definitive mark of adulthood, the final milestone on a decades-long journey. And while becoming a homeowner is cause for celebration, you'll want to ensure you keep your enthusiasm in check just a little while longer. Keep a level head and you'll easily avoid these common mistakes first-time buyers make. Don't View Your Home As An Investment First-time buyers commonly think that they can invest everything they've saved into a home, fix it up, and then sell it for a large profit in a few years. However, a…
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 29, 2016

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Last week's economic reports included Existing and New Home Sales and Consumer Confidence along with regularly scheduled weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims. Sales of Pre-Owned Homes Exceed Expectations January sales of previously owned homes rose to an annual level of 5.47 million sales against expectations of 5.30 million sales and December's reading of 5.45 million sales. Existing home sales rose by 0.40 percent month-to-month, which was the second-highest month-to-month reading since existing home sales were first tracked. Sales of existing homes had a strong showing with sales 11 percent higher year-over-year. Real estate markets continue to…
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