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The Dos And Don'ts Of Buying A Home With Bad Credit

Tuesday Sep 19th, 2017

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While it is commonplace for consumers to think you can’t buy a home with bad credit. That is not an altogether true statement.   You may need to provide a written explanation in regards to your credit issues, have a higher down payment requirement, a slightly higher interest rate, or jump through a few more hoops in general,  but you CAN buy a home.   If you are willing to do the work you can  realize your dream of homeownership and start building wealth... [read more]

For A First Time Home Buyer: The Struggle is Real

Tuesday Sep 05th, 2017

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Although the idea of buying your first home is exciting, the reality can be another thing altogether. Whatever age you are as a first home buyer, the struggle is real. When it comes to saving for a down payment and closing cost, finding the property you want within your budget and being able to pay the mortgage, our brains go into struggle mode. Don’t give up just because it seems hard. It is possible and if you follow these tips and stay committed to your goals, you too can become a... [read more]

Mortgage Brokers Vs Banks and Everybody Else

Monday Sep 04th, 2017

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Welcome to Mortgage Mondays!   We will share up to date mortgage market information and news every Monday.   You need a mortgage loan and in your search you’ve encountered mortgage lenders, banks, credit unions, and mortgage brokers.   Is there a difference? You’re not really sure.   Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room. I of course would be partial to mortgage brokers because I am one. However, setting aside the... [read more]

I Want To Own A Home In Atlanta, But Is Renting Less Expensive?

Wednesday May 31st, 2017

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  "I Want To Own A Home In Atlanta, But Is Renting Less Expensive?" This was a question posed by one potential home buyer at a recent home buyer workshop.   People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when is a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. Rents Are On The Rise The Census Bureau recently released their 2017 first quarter median rent... [read more]

Foreclosure v.s. Power of Sale

Tuesday Dec 27th, 2016

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In the unfortunate circumstance that a homeowner is past-due on their monthly mortgage payments, they pave the way for a “foreclosure” on their property. In today’s market, banks and other lenders do not turn to foreclosure to take away the homes of homeowners who are in arrears. Instead, they perform a "Power of Sale" which is wholly different from a Foreclosure. What is a Foreclosure? Foreclosures are laborious, grueling, and costly to both the... [read more]

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