Know Your Credit Score

If you’re looking into purchasing your first home, one of the very first things you should look at is your credit score. While the amount of money you make is very important, and the size of your damage deposit will matter, a poor credit score will sink your mortgage application faster than any other problem. [...]

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Finding a Mortgage Broker

All right, you want to buy a home. You have decent credit, very few debts, and no outstanding bills. You have a good job that pays well, with a decent employment history to review. You have the money for a down payment… you’ve got it all, right? Nope. You need a mortgage broker. A mortgage [...]

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Knowing Is Half The Battle

If you are interested in finding your first home, the worst thing you can do is just start looking around. Why? Because you might be setting yourself up for a big disappointment. If you start looking without knowing what your actual budget is, you will have no idea what sort of home, or which areas [...]

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First, Pay Off Old Debts

If you are looking into purchasing your first home, you might be tempted to start saving every penny you can for your down payment. But in reality, there are some other payments you should be making first… If you have any outstanding debt, the time to pay it off is now. Not only will a [...]

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Beware of Longer Term Mortgages

As you know, there are a lot of different mortgages on the market these days, and it can be tough to know which one is right for you. Some people swear by the traditional 25 year mortgage, meaning that your house will be completely paid off in a quarter of a century. But recently, companies [...]

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