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Buying A Home After College

For young adults just out of school, buying a home after college is a great opportunity to build wealth and to build your credit. With your initial salary, it may be tough to afford a mortgage and with minimal savings, it could be tough to get approved for a loan. Here are some helpful tips to make …

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Helpful Tips for Pennsylvania Retired Homeowners

Making the move from a homeowner to a retired homeowner entails more than one might expect. Typically, retired homeowners have less money to spend both on mortgage payments and on other activities. Here are some helpful tips for Pennsylvania retired homeowners… 1. Income is still important. Once you’re retired, lenders will most likely use retirement …

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How To Downsize Your Home

There are many reasons to buy a smaller home — to downsize from your present home — but sometimes a simple notion propels home owners to trade down: Smaller might be better. Over time, we tend accumulate a lot of stuff. We have so many things that we don’t really need but tend to keep …

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Home Showing Tips for Sellers

1. Tidy up the clutter and clean the counters. Make sure to throw away all old newspapers and magazines. Clear away all the toys and trinkets strewn around the house. Take out all excess or rarely used furniture and store them in the garage. Remove clothing that haven’t been used for a year to lessen the clutter your …

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7 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Home in a Tight Market

In a tight market, competition is tough and the odds of losing your dream home to another buyer are high. Here are some tips you should remember when buying a home in a tight market:. 1. Prequalify for a mortgage. You will be more confident in making an offer to buy, plus, the seller will find your offer …

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5 Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Home

5 Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Home 1.Have a home inspection. Arrange for a home inspection prior to putting up your home for sale. A home inspector can give you a rundown on trouble spots in your home that might turn off potential buyers. This will allow you ample time to make repairs before the selling …

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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Home Inspector

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Home Inspector Before buying or selling your home, you should have your home inspected. A home inspector can warn you of trouble areas in your property if you are a homeowner; or help you make an informed decision if you are a buyer. Here are some basic questions you should …

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6 Things You Should Look for In a Neighborhood

6 Things You Should Look for In a Neighborhood A neighborhood can have a big effect on your way of life. If you are looking for a new home or moving into a new neighborhood, make sure you follow these guidelines in selecting a neighborhood. 1. Proximity to your favorite places and activities Write down …

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5 Reasons Why Real Estate Deals Fall Apart

5 Reasons Why Deals Fall Apart It’s now a common fact that 29% of all signed contracts do not ever reach the closing table.  Almost 3 out of 10 deals wherein an agreement has already been reached by the buyer and seller fall apart. In a typical market place, the normal closing rate should be …

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On Veterans and Home Loans

On Veterans and Home Loans One thing that sets Americans apart is our gratitude and concern for our veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom. When it comes to home financing, we can do wonderful things for them. We should be aware that the Veterans’ Administration (VA) is to the mortgage sector, just …

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Are You Ready To Move Up?

 The following questions will serve as a guideline to help you determine if you are ready to move to a bigger house or a different location. Answering yes to most of these questions will mean that you are most likely ready for that big move. Have you established significant equity in your present home? Review your yearly …

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7 Points of Pride for Penn State Academically

Re-posted from Alumni Insider, a Penn State Alumni Association Publication Original Article 7 Academic Points of Pride for Penn State Many alumni have been asking for reference points about Penn State’s academic quality. Across the University, there are numerous examples of top-ranked programs, individual professors cited as the best in their field and examples where …

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