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How Does My Credit Score Impact My Chances of Homeownership?

If, like most people, you plan on purchasing a home through a lender and not with cash, then you’ll want a good credit score. Why? Well, the higher your credit score, the more loan choices you’ll have and the lower your rates will be. Read on to learn more about credit scores and they can impact your home buying potential.

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January Sees Existing-Home Sales Surge for 2022

The last remaining months of 2021 saw a decline in home sales, however, this is not the case for the beginning of 2022. According to the National Association of Realtors®, existing-home sales saw a surge in January of 6.7%, a decrease of 2.3% from the amount of homes sold in January 2021.

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Home Security Tips and Tricks

According to the FBI, there were 522,426 reported burglaries in 2020 alone. Even though COVID-19 drastically reduced those numbers from previous years, it’s still important to be prepared to avoid becoming part of the statistics. Here are some home security tips to keep your property safe from unexpected intruders.

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What are Closing Costs and What is Included?

Closing costs make up 3 to 5 percent of the home loan and include different fees and expenses you pay when you close on your house, in addition to the down payment. Depending on the size of your loan, it can be a large chunk of money, so it’s important to account for these costs ahead of time.

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Home Inspections vs. Appraisals

Many new home buyers use appraisal and home inspection synonymously, but the two are actually quite different. Inspections are not required, but choosing against one could result in discovering hazardous elements after you’ve purchased the home. So whether you’re a new or experienced home buyer, inspections and appraisals are necessary. Read on to learn their differences and what goes into each process.

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step by step guide through the mortgage process

Step-by-Step Guide Through the Mortgage Process

Knowing the steps you need to take to secure a home mortgage will help the process go as smoothly as possible. Learn what you need to prepare for.

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Key Property Features to Look for When Buying a Home

Shopping for a new home can be exciting, but it can also be incredibly overwhelming. Before you start your home hunt, narrow down which property features are necessary and how they can impact your home budget and affordability.

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How to Entertain Guests During the Winter

Depending on where you are located in the United States, the winter season may look different. Homeowners in the northeast will have a vastly different winter from those in the humid southern states. Regardless of what your winter looks like, HomeHunt created the perfect entertainment guide when hosting parties indoors and outdoors in the winter.

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Why You Need Homeowners Insurance

If you plan on purchasing a new home, homeowners insurance is a must. Although there’s no law requiring homeowners insurance, most lenders and mortgage companies won’t finance your home until you obtain coverage. Homeowners insurance covers your home if it is damaged due to vandalism and certain natural disasters, such as a fire, storm, tornado, and more. Read on to learn how to obtain homeowners insurance and what it does and does not cover.

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Hidden Costs of Buying Your First Home

When it comes time to buy your first home, the down payment and mortgage payments may be your main focus for budgeting. However, there are other hidden costs you might not be aware of that are essential to budget for as well. Keep reading to learn about various fees to prepare for before buying a home.

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A Look Back at the 2021 Real Estate Market

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic spread fear across the country for the sake of personal safety and economic stability alike. As America shut down, and restaurants and offices closed, many believed that the housing market would suffer the same fate. But as restrictions weaned throughout 2021, people who were stuck inside over lockdown were eager to buy and sell. Let’s take a look at 2021 and how the housing market defied all odds.

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How to Write a Good Listing Description

When you’re ready to put your home up for sale, you’ll want a good listing description to draw in potential buyers. This is the best time to show off your home’s features and list any recent renovations that were done. A good listing description requires certain language to really entice buyers. HomeHunt is here to show you what a good listing description includes to help you sell your home faster!

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