Heather Tomlin's Blog Posts

Zigzag Patterns Found in Interior Design

The Three Zigzag Patterns Found in Interior DesignZigzag patterns have long been a popular choice in interior design, adding a dynamic and visually appealing element to any space. Let’s

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Housing Crash Averted

Why We Aren't Headed for a Housing CrashIf you’re holding out hope that the housing market is going to crash and bring home prices back down, here’s a look at what the data

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Mortgage Rates Appear To Be Trending Down

Some Experts Say Mortgage Rates May Fall Below 6% Later This YearThere’s a lot of confusion in the market about what’s happening with day-to-day movement in mortgage rates right now, but

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Mortgage Rates Trending Down Overall

Some Experts Say Mortgage Rates May Fall Below 6% Later This YearThere’s a lot of confusion in the market about what’s happening with day-to-day movement in mortgage rates right now, but

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Home Affordability is Affected By 3 Important Factors!

The 3 Factors That Affect Home AffordabilityIf you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But

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First-Time Home Buyer Tip #2 - Know What Questions to Ask and Who to Ask Them to

Know What Questions to Ask and Who to Ask Them ToIf after reading Tip #1, "When to Transition from Renting to Buying", you thought, "I should consider buying a home in the next couple of",

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First-Time Home Buyer Tip #1 - When to Transition From Renting to Buying

When to Transition from Renting to Buying You should consider buying if:You want to build wealth. Investing in real estate is the fastest way to add zeros to the end of your net worth.You want to

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First-Time Home Buyer Tip #3 - Who You Need on Your Team

Who You Need on Your TeamIn the last couple of posts, we’ve talked about determining when the best time to transition from renting to buying could be for you, and covered questions to ask

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First-Time Home Buyer Tip #4 - Home-Buying Timeline

Home-Buying TimelineHere is your step-by-step guide to buying a home! STEP 1 – MEET WITH A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Discuss the type of home you’re looking for, including style, price,

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First-Time Home Buyer Tip #5 - Determine How Much House You Can Afford

Determine How Much House You Can AffordBefore you get emotionally attached to a beautiful house, check your monthly budget to determine how much house you can afford. You need to leave

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First-Time Home Buyer Tip #9 - Submit An Offer

Submit An OfferDuring house hunting, if you find a home you love and are ready to pursue trying to purchase it, you will submit an offer to the sellers. I will walk you through the residential

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First-Time Home Buyer Tip #6 - Save for a Down Payment and Closing Costs

Save for a Down Payment and Closing CostsThe question of how much money is needed to buy a house is at the top of every first-time home buyer’s mind. The answer varies wildly depending on your

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First-Time Home Buyer Tip #10 - Prepare for Closing

Prepare for ClosingCongrats on making it to the final tip in this first-time home buyer series! From learning when to transition from renting to buying, to now preparing for closing on your first

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First-Time Home Buyer Tip #7 - Get Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved for a Loan

Get Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved for a LoanPre-QualificationPre-qualification means a lender has done an initial calculation of how much money you might be eligible to borrow. You provide a lender

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First-Time Home Buyer Tip #8 - House Hunting 101

House Hunting 101You're ready to start house hunting! This stage will look a bit differently depending on how serious you are about buying. If you are gearing up to buy in the coming months and are

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Pre-Approval is Vital When Buying a Home

Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a HomeYou may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what

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A Normal Market

Why A Normal Market is Just What We NeedThe housing market has been hot for a while now. Homes have been flying off the shelves as fast as they have been listed. Buyers have been competing in

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