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Welcome, First-Time Home Buyers!

If you’re a first-time home buyer these articles are chock full of advice that will give you the added “edge” when buying your first home. From finding your dream home online, negotiating a purchase contract, securing the best financing, to tips for a stress-free closing, you’ve now found your #1 first-time home buyer resource.

So WELCOME, check things out and visit often…you are well on your way to owning your first home!

Stephen Katz

How To Successfully Work With A Builder

posted by Stephen Katz
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Working with builders can be a real challenge. There are some things you should know about this process to make it go as smooth as possible. Today, we’ll offer advice when working with contractors.

 

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Tips To Sell Your Home For Top Dollar

posted by Stephen Katz
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Today I’d like to go over some things that you should consider if you’re about to list your home for sale, especially if you’re trying to find the most accurate price possible.

 

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What You Need To Know About Property Taxes

posted by Stephen Katz
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Today, we’re going to talk about property taxes. The good news is property values are up. The challenge is that when property values go up, so do your property taxes.

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Many people don’t know that buying new construction property is not the most transparent process. That’s why we recommend working with an agent when you’re buying property of any kind.

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What First Time Buyers Should Know

posted by Stephen Katz
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

For those of you who wanted to know, “What does the process look like for a first-time home buyer?” I have your answers for you!

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It’s unfortunate, but many people think that they can’t afford to purchase a home because they don’t have a large down payment saved up. Today, I discuss some down payment assistance programs that are available to homebuyers.

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Why You Need To Get Pre-Approved

posted by Stephen Katz
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Today, we will discuss the importance of the pre-approval process. You should get pre-approved before you begin your home search.

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If you can buy a house, you should. You get many tax benefits, including your interest and mortgage insurance being tax deductible. In a rental situation, you will spend equal to or more than your mortgage payments, and you don’t get any of those tax benefits and aren’t able to do home improvements.

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Which Renovations Add Value to Your Home?

posted by Stephen Katz
Friday, February 17, 2017

Which Renovations Add Value to Your Home?

People often ask, “What type of renovations should I invest in before listing my property?” Fortunately, I have advice about the most valuable renovations to invest in.

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Owning A Home Can Offer You Wealth & Stability

posted by Stephen Katz
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

 

The two biggest reasons that Americans prefer owning their own home instead of renting are:

1. They want to be able to build equity.

2. They want to have a safe and stable environment.

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