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Tips to start your first mortgage on the right foot Home ownership is an exciting achievement, but it’s also a huge responsibility. Entering into home ownership when you’re ready is more important than doing so right away. Starting off on the right foot can positively impact future home-buying opportunities, while rushing into a situation you’re unprepared for can limit your options down the road. Make sure you have a clear, accurate idea of your budget before you buy your first house to confirm that you’re ready for the biggest purchase of your life. Calculate Your Available Income Your first...
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Is it better to buy new or renovate your current home? Sometimes it’s hard not to be tempted by the greener grass of a new home, especially if your home isn’t exactly how you want it to look or function. But the idea of putting your house on the market and leaving your beloved neighborhood behind breaks your heart. You’re at a real estate crossroads — something has to change, but is it better to buy a new house or renovate your current address? New House Benefits A new house can be the answer to your current home’s woes. Perhaps you need more space for your growing family or less square...
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Does a Home’s Value Go Up With a Bathroom Renovation? Deciding what home improvement projects to invest in can be tricky. You don’t want to pour money into a renovation or remodel that won’t pay off when you go to sell. If you’re eager to increase your home’s value, consider starting in a small, but essential part of your home — your bathroom. On average, homeowners spend just over $27,000 on a mid-range bathroom renovation project, and over $82,000 on an upscale bathroom renovation project. At resale, mid-range renovations recoup 58.9% of their costs, while upscale renovations recoup 53.5%...