Maine looks to attract young home buyers with student debt relief

Lawmakers in Maine are considering a proposal that would allow up to $40,000 in student loan debt forgiveness for first-time home buyers. The proposed Maine Smart Buy Bill will pay off student debts of between $5,000 and $40,000 over a period of five years, so long as the buyer lived in the home they purchase

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Tips to Help Buyers Successfully Navigate a Hot Real Estate Market

If you have spent more than a day or two looking to buy a home, it’s no surprise that your bargaining power has probably never been lower than it is now. The number one tip that you should be following is to be patient. Don’t expect to have an offer accepted on the first house

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Consumers more eager to buy homes, despite COVID-19

Home buyers aren’t being scared off by the COVID-19 pandemic. On the contrary, 53% of those quizzed in a recent survey by LendingTree said they’re more likely to buy a home in the next year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The most eager to buy appear to be first-time buyers and millennials, the survey found.

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First Time Home Buyer Tips for 2020

First-time home buyer tips are something every person who is going to buy real estate for the first time should seek out and use to their advantage. For most people, buying a home can be nerve-racking, especially when they are first time home buyers. However, buying your first home should not be a problem but

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Ask Brian: What Are Some Nuances First Time Buyers Should Know About?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question. Heidi from Savannah, GA asks: Hello Brian, I’m looking to buy my first home. I’ve done the financial part about being

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First Steps in becoming a Homeowner

Housing costs continue to rise, squeezing renters and homeowners alike, but owning real property is one of the most important long-term investments a person can make. Unlike cars and other high-dollar purchases, real estate generally tends to appreciate over time, though the market is cyclical and can suffer periodically during economic downturns. Having a mortgage

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5 Things First-time Homebuyers Should Ask a Real Estate Agent

Buying a home can be one of the most exciting–and stressful–times in your life. After all, this is probably the largest purchase you’ll ever make. It’s not surprising, then, that first-time homebuyers typically have a lot of questions, from how to make an offer to what to expect at closing. If you are represented by

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Ask Brian: Should We Buy a House This Year?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question. Shelley and Keith ask: Brian. We’re not experts about when to buy a home but things seem to look really good

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Ask Brian: What Are Challenges and Solutions for 2nd Time Homebuyers?

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question from Rebeca of Cullman, AL: Hi Brian. Well, the family has grown from only two of us to four of us

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Best Life Hacks to Help You Find the Perfect Home

Buying a home is not just about having a place to stay in. You should also see it as an investment that you can use in the future. That is why it is essential to look for a property that can serve as a place where you can live as well as an investment for

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