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    Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 19, 2024

    Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home Have you been saving up to buy a home this year? If so, you know there are a number of expenses involved – from your down payment to closing costs. But did you also know your tax refund can help you pay for some of... Read More

    Builders Are Building Smaller Homes

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 18, 2024

    Builders Are Building Smaller Homes There’s no arguing it, affordability is still tight. And if you’re trying to buy a home, that may mean you need to look at smaller houses to find one that’s still in your budget. But there is a silver lining: builders are focused on building these smaller homes right now and they’re offering... Read More

    The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent when Buying a Home

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 16, 2024

    The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent when Buying a Home You may have heard headlines in the news lately about agents in the real estate industry and discussions about their commissions. And if you’re following along, it can be pretty confusing. But here’s the thing you really need to know –... Read More

    Newly Built Homes Could Be a Game Changer This Spring

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 11, 2024

    Newly Built Homes Could Be a Game Changer This Spring Buying a home this spring? You’re probably navigating today’s affordability challenges and dealing with the limited number of homes for sale. But, what if there was a solution that could help with both? If you’re having a hard time finding a home you love, and mortgage rates are putting pressure... Read More

    Don’t Let Your Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership Plans

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 10, 2024

    Don’t Let Your Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership Plans If you have student loans and want to buy a home, you might have questions about how your debt affects your plans. Do you have to wait until you’ve paid off those loans before you can buy your first home? Or is it possible you could still... Read More

    Applying For a Mortgage? Here’s What You Should Avoid Once You Do.

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 9, 2024

    Applying For a Mortgage? Here’s What You Should Avoid Once You Do. While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating after you’ve applied for your mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. Here’s a list of things you may not realize you need to avoid after applying for your home loan.... Read More

    What Makes a House a Home?

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 8, 2024

    What Makes a House a Home? There’s no denying the long-term financial benefits of owning a home, but today’s housing market may have you wondering if now’s still the time to buy. While the financial aspects of buying a home are important, the non-financial and emotional reasons are too. Home means something different to all of us. Whether it’s sharing memories... Read More

    Financial Fundamentals for First-Time Homebuyers

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 5, 2024

    Financial Fundamentals for First-Time Homebuyers Are you prepping to buy your first home? If so, one of the steps you should take early on is making sure you’re financially ready for your purchase. Here are just a few of the financial fundamentals you’ll need to focus on as you set out to buy a home. Build Your... Read More

    Is It Easier To Find a Home To Buy Now?

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 3, 2024

    Is It Easier To Find a Home To Buy Now? One of the biggest hurdles buyers have faced over the past few years has been a lack of homes available for sale. But that’s starting to change. The graph below uses the latest data from Realtor.com to show there are more homes on the market in 2024... Read More

    What Every Homebuyer Should Know About Closing Costs

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | March 29, 2024

    What Every Homebuyer Should Know About Closing Costs Before making the decision to buy a home, it’s important to plan for all the costs you’ll be responsible for. While you’re busy saving for the down payment, don’t forget you’ll want to prep for closing costs too. Here’s some helpful information on what those costs are and how much... Read More