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How Much Money Do I Need for a Down Payment? | Home Buyer Tips

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Realtor Melanie Cameron shares the national average down payment required for purchasing a home. She also explains how home buyers can qualify for a 0% down payment or no payment down program. Get more great tips in our 60-page Buyer Guide. Don’t forget to comment, share, and like this video on Facebook and YouTube to be entered into the monthly …

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What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)? | Home Buyer Tips

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Realtor Melanie Cameron explains what PMI or Private Mortgage Insurance is, how much it costs, and what determines if a home buyer is required to pay it. If you are purchasing a home with financial assistance from a lender (mortgage), this is an important video to watch. You may have to pay more than you’ve budgeted. Get more great tips …

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What Credit Score Do I Need to Buy a Home? | Home Buyer Tips

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Realtor Melanie Cameron shares the ideal credit score needed to purchase a home. The answer may surprise you! You don’t need to have a perfect score to qualify to for a mortgage loan. Get more great tips in our 60-page Buyer Guide. Don’t forget to comment, share, and like this video on Facebook and YouTube to be entered into the …

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The Upfront Costs of Buying a Home: Don’t Be Caught Off Guard!

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When you think about the money you need to buy a home, what comes to mind first? Probably the mortgage and down payment, right? While both are crucial for buying a home, there are other costs that buyers will need to pay before signing on the dotted line. If you’re planning to buy a home, don’t be caught off guard. …

Do Real Estate Agents Receive Kickbacks from Mortgage Brokers?

Do Real Estate Agents Receive Kickbacks from Mortgage Brokers?

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You started off your home search by hiring yourself a real estate agent or broker. You haven’t been preapproved for a home loan yet, so they’ve given you a couple names of mortgage brokers. Chances are, you’re wondering if they get something in return from those mortgage brokers, like a referral fee, and that may not be leaving the best …

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What to Know When the Home You Want to Purchase is in a Flood Zone

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So, you’ve found “the one”. Congrats! Oh, but you’ve also found out that it’s in a flood zone? First off, let’s put this into perspective. Everyone is in a flood zone. Some are just at a higher risk than others. Southeastern North Carolina is a coastal region. There are a lot of homes in areas that will at some point …

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Builder Offers to Pay Student Loans for Home Buyers

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According to a study from the National Association of Realtors, one of the biggest obstacles for Millennial home buyers (born 1980-1998) is student loan debt. Of those surveyed, the median debt was $41,200. 20% were homeowners and 28% of them said their student loan debt was preventing them from selling their current home to move into something new. Now, Eagle …

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Homeowner Equity Rises in North Carolina in 2nd Quarter of 2017

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One way to determine the health of an economy is by looking at the available homeowner equity. The more equity that exists, the more money homeowners have to put into the system. Every quarter, financial analytics company CoreLogic® releases an equity report outlining the current state of home equity. These are the results for the second quarter of 2017. Nationwide …