Why We Won’t Buy a Home without a Home Inspection

Buy a House without a Home Inspection
Eight years ago, we bought our home in Arizona. We had a home inspection by a “budget” inspector, and the home inspector found very little—exposed outdoor pipes that needed to be insulated and a few roof tiles that needed to be repaired. The sellers happily corrected those problems. And then, within the first week of moving in, the water heater and the doorbell broke. Soon after, the garage...
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Should You Get a Mortgage at a Young Age?

Mortgage at a Young Age
The single biggest purchase you will make is your home. Many people will spend 30 years (or longer if they continue to refinance) paying off their mortgage. Because it’s such a large obligation, people often wait to buy a home until their 30s or later. According to Experian, the average age of first-time homeownership in the United States is 34 years old. However, others get a mortgage at a young...
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Did The Government Suspend My Mortgage Payment As Part Of Coronavirus Relief?

Mortgage Bailout coronavirus
Are you having trouble making your mortgage payment? There are many headlines about economic relief associated with the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19. Some of those headlines discuss economic stimulus proposals and legislation such as the CARES Act of 2020, and the three phases of economic stimulus proposed by the House and Senate. But what do homeowners need to know about the coronavirus, economic...
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