Co-Living Apartments

Are Co-Living Apartments the Key to More Affordable Housing?

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One of the biggest challenges that people in their 20s face is housing affordability. Looming student loan bills and rising costs of living are some of the contributing factors. While we love, love, love to help people to buy homes, the fact of the matter is that not everyone can afford to. For the person fresh out of college or …

What Is the FICO Credit Score?

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The most commonly used scoring tool used by mortgage lenders is the FICO Credit Score. If you’re thinking of purchasing a home, it’s important that you understand what the scoring system is and how it can affect your ability to obtain a loan. We recommend you take a few minutes to read through this blog post and familiarize yourself with …

Should I Request to See Homes Before Talking to a Lender

Should I Request to See Homes Before Talking to a Lender?

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You’ve finally reached the point where you feel your personal finances can support a home purchase and you’re anxious to get started on your home search. We know exactly how you feel. We’ve been there ourselves and can practically feel your excitement brimming over! But, wait. Now isn’t the time to be jumping ahead. Like most things, you need to …

Repairing Your Credit

Repairing Your Credit: Don’t Get Scammed

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Americans spent years recovering from the recession and are now trying to purchase homes. Many face credit issues that have lowered their credit scores and some may be desperate to make them go away, but it’s important for consumers to know that there are untrustworthy people out there who may be looking to cash in on their credit issues. They’re …

USDA Zoning in Wilmington

If I Have a USDA Loan, Can I Buy in Wilmington?

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Many buyers, when they think of USDA loans for “rural” properties, they automatically assume that they need to buy in Burgaw or outside Leland. In reality, they can still purchase in New Hanover County and may even be able to purchase within a Wilmington zip code. As of the publishing date of this blog post, there are communities in Murrayville, …