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Buying Your Dream Home Later in Life

Homeowners who missed out on the opportunity to buy their brand-new dream home in their 20s or 30s, still can get that home later in life. Here’s a look at advantages of a new construction home for the move-up buyers whose starter was a resale house.
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June 2017   By Marcie Geffner

Home Financing Options for Those Over 55

For those who are thinking of building a new home and are over the age of 55, many questions about financing may leave them hesitant to purchase the home. However, there are plenty of home financing options for those over 55 and here’s why they should be considered.
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August 2017   By Lew Sichelman

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How to Retire Regret Free

As you get closer to retirement age or are already retired, you may wonder how to live a regret free retirement. One way to do that is to own a home. Here’s how to retire regret free through homeownership.
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November 2017   By Laurie Leiker

Harlow townhome plan by Edward Andrews Homes in Alpharetta, Georgia

Think Small: Advantages of Buying New Condos and Townhomes

You may be dreaming about a single-family home, but if you are a first-time homebuyer or a retiree, smaller condos and townhomes can be good options. Here are some benefits of buying small.
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How to Finance a Condo

Financing a condominium is similar to financing a single-family home, but there are a few differences. Here is what you should know about getting a mortgage to purchase a newly built condo.
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June 2017   By Marcie Geffner

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Home Insurance: Beyond the Basics

It took a threat of hurricane to make Diane Hamilton wonder if she needed to buy a rider on her family's homeowner's insurance to cover her husband's guitar collection. Do you need a rider to cover unusual or big-ticket items? And is a home inventory a wise idea for you?
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June 2017   By Mary Umberger

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Foot in Two Places: Managing Two Homes

Owning two homes in retirement may be ideal for homeowners who want the best of both worlds. But, it’s important to consider the costs and responsibilities associated with managing two homes in retirement. Here’s what you should know if two homes are right for you.
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December 2017   By Laurie Leiker

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How Much Mortgage Can You Afford?

You've heard a lot of numbers including ratios that promise to provide you with a guide to how much home you can afford. Mortgage expert Ken Harney and NewHomeSource give you the insider's view on how large a mortgage you can comfortably afford.
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June 2017   By Ken Harney

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Three Ways to Ease Transition into a New House

Simultaneous home closings can be challenging and expensive upfront. Moving twice can help you avoid such a situation, but there are ways to ease such a quick transition. NewHomeSource has detailed three ways to make the transition out of an old home and directly into a new home much easier.
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June 2018   By Michele Lerner

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Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

Reverse mortgages can offer relief for cash-poor individuals who have lots of home equity, but how do you know such a loan is a good option? NewHomeSource has dissected the ins and outs of reverse mortgages to help you make a decision.
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