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10 Must-Haves in Your First Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in lender lingo, home prices, stock market, mortgage calculator, Announcements, mortgage terms, mortgage credibility, MCAI, obstacles to homeownership, disaster recovery, closing costs, common real estate fears, overcoming real estate fears, mortgage tax deductions, home renovations, real estate scam, federal reserve, homebuying with student loan debt, pending home sale, mortgage mistakes, awards, mortgage underwriting, rental property, housing affordability, mortgage information, prepaids

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Congratulations on becoming a new homeowner! You've bought your dream home but now what? It's time to make your house a home. You will want to create an environment for yourself that is both rewarding and inviting.

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Back to School: Home Organization Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in homeowners insurance, home inspection, mortgage stress, mortgage savings, home prices, stock market, community development block grant, co-signing a mortgage, mortgage credibility, credit card rule, holiday season, obstacles to homeownership, homebuilder sentiment, mortgage credit, millennial homebuyers, dodd-frank act, home financing, overcoming real estate fears, property taxes, mortgage tax deductions, home renovations, freddie mac, real estate scam, flood insurance, student loan debt, ind, homebuying tricks, awards, mortgage market, mortgage underwriting, rental property, home appraisal, housing affordability, VA loans

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The new school year has snuck up on us again! As much as we prepare, we can probably agree that we’re never fully ready. As summer begins to wind down, it may be helpful to ready your home for the upcoming school year.

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Are Student Loans Hurting Your Chances of Owning a Home?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in mortgage credibility, mortgage credit, millennial homebuyers, dodd-frank act, home financing, overcoming real estate fears, property taxes, mortgage tax deductions, home renovations, freddie mac, real estate scam, flood insurance, student loan debt, ind, homebuying tricks, awards, mortgage market, mortgage underwriting, rental property, home appraisal, housing affordability, VA loans, Active Military and Veterans, Recruiting

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Student loans are vital for some to achieve educational goals but could have adverse effects after graduation. There are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, according to personal finance site Make Lemonade. The idea of buying a home in the future seems impossible for these graduates, but it doesn’t have to be this way. You can buy a home with this debt, you just have to make wise choices during the process.

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Staging Your Home to Sell

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in MCAI, disaster recovery, closing costs, common real estate fears, overcoming real estate fears, mortgage tax deductions, home renovations, real estate scam, federal reserve, homebuying with student loan debt, pending home sale, mortgage mistakes, awards, mortgage underwriting, rental property, housing affordability, mortgage information, prepaids

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Staging is so important when it comes to selling a home. A visually unappealing home can cost you a buyer. A proper stage emphasizes your property’s strengths and allows the potential buyer to see it as its maximum potential.

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Big News! Freddie Mac is Now Offering Renovation Loans

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 10, 2019 1:56:04 PM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in real estate investing, online tools, housing options, louisiana floods, homebuyers, homeowners insurance, home inspection, mortgage options, mortgage stress, mortgage savings, re-apply for a mortgage, home prices, stock market, community development block grant, relationship status, co-signing a mortgage, mortgage credibility, credit card rule, holiday season, obstacles to homeownership, homebuilder sentiment, mortgage credit, millennial homebuyers, dodd-frank act, home financing, overcoming real estate fears, property taxes, mortgage tax deductions, home renovations, freddie mac, real estate scam, flood insurance, student loan debt, ind, homebuying tricks, awards, mortgage market, mortgage underwriting, rental property, home appraisal, housing affordability, VA loans, Loan Officer

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You heard correct. You now have more options for rehabilitation financing. Freddie Mac just launched the CHOICERenovation loan. You can now combine your home and renovation loan together when you choose Freddie Mac during your home purchase. This loan is the perfect loan to purchase that less than perfect home.  

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Conventional Loans vs. Government Issued Loans: What’s the Difference?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 22, 2019 8:55:00 AM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in mortgage tax deductions, home builder confidence, fannie mae, real estate scam, federal reserve, flood insurance, student loan debt, pending home sale, ind, natural disasters, mortgage mistakes, mortgage market, home building, mortgage underwriting, rental property, transitioning into homeownership, home appraisal, mortgage information, title insurance, Active Military and Veterans, prepaids, Recruiting

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A Complete Guide to Renovation Loans

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 13, 2019 11:30:00 AM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in stock market, retirement, MCAI, holiday season, single women homebuyers, mortgage credit availability, disaster recovery, 203(k) loan, millennial homebuyers, dodd-frank act, home financing, common real estate fears, overcoming real estate fears, inflation, home renovations, home builder confidence, freddie mac, real estate scam, home value, flood insurance, homebuying with student loan debt, pending home sale, homebuying tricks, natural disasters, awards, mortgage market, fha 203k loans, mortgage underwriting, mortgage after divorce, transitioning into homeownership, housing affordability, mortgage information, VA loans, Active Military and Veterans, Loan Officer

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Fall in Love with Your Home Again with a Renovation Loan

Are you ready for something new but not ready to move? A renovation loan just may be what you're looking for. It allows you to make your current home into your home for the future and offers opportunity to refinance and renovate with the same loan! With no second lien requirement and the benefit of rolling in renovation costs, you'll keep the convenience of making one affordable monthly payment. It may also be possible to lower your interest rate, move to a shorter loan term and possibly lower payments.

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A Financial Checklist for Homebuyers

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2018 11:53:00 AM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in fannie mae, freddie mac, real estate scam, federal reserve, home value, flood insurance, student loan debt, homebuying with student loan debt, pending home sale, ind, homebuying tricks, natural disasters, mortgage mistakes, awards, mortgage market, home building, fha 203k loans, mortgage underwriting, rental property, mortgage after divorce, transitioning into homeownership, home appraisal, housing affordability, mortgage information, title insurance, VA loans, Active Military and Veterans

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It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of buying a home. Whether you're buying your first home or your 10th, it's good to stay organized and remember everything that needs to be in order financially before purchasing. Here's a lucky list of 7 different finance costs to remember to keep in your budget while purchasing.

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Avoid These Traps When Transitioning Into a Homebuyer

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 20, 2018 8:30:00 PM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in first time home buyers, investment, second home, mortgage, tax benefits, mortgage qualification, buying a vacation home, buying a foreclosed home, online tools, Airbnb, pmi rates, avoiding a mortgage scam, homeowners insurance, home inspection, home prices, mortgage calculator tricks, mortgage calculator, relationship status, mortgage terms, mortgage credibility, credit card rule, holiday season, single women homebuyers, disaster recovery, millennial homebuyers, FICO Scores, common real estate fears, inflation, mortgage tax deductions, freddie mac, real estate scam, student loan debt, homebuying with student loan debt, natural disasters, home building, mortgage after divorce, mortgage information

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The rush of buying your first home is one of the most exciting experiences one can endure in their life. It's a huge accomplishment and you should feel extremely proud of yourself. One thing to remember is to not let the overwhelming feeling of excitement allow you to fall into the traps that can occur during the process.

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Home Features Buyers Will Pay Extra For

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 29, 2018 8:27:00 PM / by Eustis Mortgage posted in disaster recovery, millennial homebuyers, FICO Scores, home financing, property taxes, home renovations, freddie mac, real estate scam, home value, flood insurance, homebuying with student loan debt, pending home sale, homebuying tricks, natural disasters, awards, mortgage market, fha 203k loans, mortgage underwriting, mortgage after divorce, transitioning into homeownership, housing affordability, mortgage information, VA loans

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What are buyers willing to pay more for and what is the likelihood they will pay for it? 

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