Kiona Simon's Blog Posts

4 Tips For FHA Mortgages

FHA mortgages are very popular, partially due to their low down payment requirements for qualified borrowers. As little as 3.5% down is required for candidates that meet the credit score.

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First Time Home Buyer Workshop Alert

If You or Someone You Know Can Benefit from a $5,000 Grant for a Home Purchase, Keep Reading…Please join us on Saturday, September 30, 2017 for our First Time Home Buyer Workshop from 8:30am

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Buyers Checklist Real Estate Survival Guide

Refer to this 10-step checklist to get you through the homebuying process.1. Figure out how much house you can afford. Calculate your monthly income and debt. Check your credit report and

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Zip Zero Nada 100 Percent Financing Program

Our new 100% Financing Program is an affordable housing option created to help home buyers purchase a home with little to no investment.Eligible home buyers can receive down payment assistance,

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First Time Home Buyer Workshop July 15 2017

Exit Flagship Realty is proud to announce, in partnership with SEED (Sowing Empowerment and Economic Development) our First Time Home Buyers Workshop, on Saturday July 15, 2017.

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About To Buy A House Put Your Credit On Lockdown

Buying a house can be both an exciting and simultaneously stressful experience. One reason the home buying process tends to be so stressful for many consumers — besides the fact that it’s

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Student Loan Holders Catch A Homebuying Break

For many of the 44 million Americans with student loan debt looking to buy a home, qualifying for a mortgage just got a bit easier. Housing giant Fannie Mae this week issued new guidelines 

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3 Mortgage Tricks Every Homeowner Should Know About

1. Accelerate a 30-year loan when you can't afford a 15-year termOne major advantage to getting a 15-year mortgage, as opposed to a 30-year loan, is that you'll generally be eligible for a much&

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6 Critical Questions To Ask When Buying New Construction

By Daniel Bortz on 24 Jan 2017Brand-spanking new comes at a price these days. Here's how you can get the best deal on a new construction home.If you’re in the market for a brand-new home,

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Earnest Money Deposit Keep It Fair And Square

Earnest Money Deposit: How Home Sellers Can Keep It Fair and SquareBy Margaret Heidenry | Feb 17, 2017 Artfoliophoto/iStockWe all know that the earnest money deposit is there to

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Understanding Real Estate Contracts And What You Can Expect To Find

Understanding Real Estate Contracts and What You Can Expect to FindThere are a lot of things that go into the successful sale of your home, but many people are unfamiliar with the intricacies of the

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How To Research Local Schools Before Buying Your Next Home

There are so many things involved in moving into a new home in a different neighborhood that it can be easy to forget about the proximity of many nearby amenities. However, if you have children, the

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Learn How To Prepare Your Plants Trees And Other Landscaping In The Winter

From the approaching holiday season to the New Year, there are a lot of things to prepare for when it comes to the winter. It’s important, though, not to forget about the needs of your lawn for

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Own An Income Property Four Tips For Finding Great Tenants

Trusting another individual with your property can be nerve-wracking because it’s difficult to gauge how well they’ll care for their home from a viewing and rental application alone. However,

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Understanding Appraisals And What To Do If Your Home Doesnt Appraise For Its Purchase Price

It can be a bit of a surprise if your home turns out to be valued at less than the purchase price offered, but this is the type of thing that can occur in an appraisal situation. While this can

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week September 26 2016

Last week’s economic news was abundant with releases on home builder sentiment, housing starts, building permits, sales of previously owned homes. The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal

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Real Estate Investing 3 Insider Tips To Winning House Land Or Foreclosure Auctions

House, land and foreclosure auctions can be one of the most nerve-wracking ways to buy a property. However, if you prepare yourself with proven bidding tactics, auctions can be a great way to

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5 Uncommon Mortgage Terms You Need To Know

When it comes to finding a new home, there are lots of complex ratios, terms, contracts, and simply put jargon that you'll encounter - and at times, it'll feel like you're trying to navigate a

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3 Tips To Help You Secure A Favorable Mortgage Rate

The best way to ensure you get a good rate on your mortgage is to become an informed buyer. The more you know about mortgages, the more you'll be able to save, and make sound decisions to obtain the

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July 4th Weekend DIY Hacks With IKEA Favorites

Whether you're moving into your first apartment or preparing to purchase a second home, Ikea is a favorite for those trying to economically fill up the extra space in their home. While Ikea may have

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3 Emotional Cues To Make Buyers Feel At Home For A Quicker Sale

There are a lot of ways you can effectively stage your home to snag the attention of potential buyers, but there are often a few extra things you can do to really engage the senses of your guests.

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Owning Vs Renting Why High Rents Are Worse Than A Mortgage

If you're at the stage in life where home ownership is nearly within your reach, you're probably wondering whether you should start looking for a home or whether you should just keep renting.

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3 Tips To Determine The Price Of Your Home For Sale

Many people rely on the price they paid for their home as a starting point for selling, but with the ever-shifting tides of the real estate market, the price paid is not always the best metric to go

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