Tag Archives: first-time homebuyer

REALTOR ADVICE: Importance of New Construction Walkthroughs 

#Realtor Advice: When you are purchasing a new construction property, take advantage of the walkthroughs. These are the only times in life you are encouraged to be extremely picky and meticulous about imperfections with your new property. Use the blue tape to highlight builder imperfections!!! ***You can ONLY do this w/ new construction and not […]

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Montgomery County HOC Purchase Assistance Program

Many local jurisdictions offer assistance programs to promote homeownership to first-time homebuyers. One such program is the Montgomery County HOC purchase assistance program which was modified with new program features to allow more people to qualify. Here are the new features: Two 30 Year Fixed Rate ZERO point options: OPTION 1: 3.625% OPTION 2: 4.0% […]

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Dear homebuyer: Do not fall in love w/ the house

A common obstacle which arises when first-time homebuyers look for their first home is “Falling in love with a home!” Now somebody might say, “What’s the big deal? Isn’t the whole point to fall in love with the home you are going to purchase it?” The truth is falling in love with a home can […]

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Real Estate Scams: Change of Loan Servicer

During a settlement of all places, the title attorney began sharing w/ the first-time homebuyer and I about some real estate scams that he encountered recently. One such real estate scam surrounds a common practice called, “change of loan servicer.” A change of loan servicer occurs when you purchase your home and you receive a […]

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