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Tips for Moving with Young Kids

  • Fri, Sep 9, 2022
  • 3 min read

Everyone knows that moving to a new home or apartment is an aggravating, tedious chore, but once you have a family, moving can become a truly daunting task. Obviously, there is a lot to be excited about with any move – more space in a new neighborhood, a new job or just a change of scenery. For young children, however, it can be a serious disruption.

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Down Payment Assistance: How to Get Help Buying Your First Home

  • Mon, Aug 15, 2022
  • 29 min read

Last Updated: August 12, 2022   If you're like many first-time buyers, saving up the chunk of money you’ll need to buy a home can be a real challenge.

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How to Build a Down Payment with Tax Returns and Stimulus Checks

  • Fri, Mar 12, 2021
  • 7 min read

Every once in a while, the stars align and things fall perfectly into place. That’s the case right now, with tax returns and stimulus checks coming in just in time for the spring home buying season! With a little planning, you can use this income to put together a down payment for your next home.

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What You Need to Know When Buying a Home for the First Time

  • Wed, Jan 27, 2021
  • 5 min read

First-time home buyers shouldn’t wait to get started on buying a home.  

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How I help Hispanic Homebuyers Achieve the American Dream

  • Mon, Sep 21, 2020
  • 6 min read

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) is an opportunity to recognize the stories, contributions, and lived experiences of Hispanics in the United States. Featuring Melissa Correa, Business Development Manager, Winter Park, Florida

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Why are VA Loans so Popular?

  • Thu, Jul 18, 2019
  • 5 min read

While no one has ever said buying a home is a simple process, wouldn’t it be nice to reach out and press the “easy” button when it comes time to qualify for your mortgage. If you’re an active member of the military -  or a veteran - qualifying for a VA home loan might be the next best thing.

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Four Resources to Help You Buy Your First Home

  • Fri, Jun 7, 2019
  • 5 min read

With the U.S. homeownership rate around 65 percent, statistics show that owning one’s own home is still an important milestone and a part of the American dream.* Whether it’s a cottage on the lake, a sprawling home in the suburbs, or a condo in the city, owning a home continues to be an enduring symbol of family, security and prosperity.

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