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What Factors Affect Mortgage Payments?

http://bucket.wistia.com/medias/s1q663er73?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Well, as this story shows, the amount of the down payment the size of the mortgage loan, the interest rate the length of the repayment term and payment schedule will all...

Are There Special Mortgages For First-Time Homebuyers?

http://bucket.wistia.com/medias/xbkbzc734f?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Yes. Like the video shows, lenders now offer several affordable mortgage options which can help first-time homebuyers overcome obstacles that made purchasing a home...

What Is Earnest Money, And How Much Should I Set Aside?

http://bucket.wistia.com/medias/mcg79y45h3?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Like the video shows, “earnest money” is money you put down to demonstrate your seriousness about buying a home. It must be substantial enough to demonstrate good faith...

What About A Home Located In A Flood Plain?

http://bucket.wistia.com/medias/bol7wc6xs7?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 A flood plain is an area of land adjacent to a stream or river that experiences flooding during periods of high discharge. Watch this video and it’ll make sense. If you...

Is An Older Home A Better Value Than A New One?

http://bucket.wistia.com/medias/my6wkf6i35?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Well, as this story shows, there isn't a definitive answer to this question. You should look at each home for its individual characteristics. Generally, older homes may be...

What Should I Look For When Walking Through A Home?

http://bucket.wistia.com/medias/1x9javwuri?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 As we show you in this video, in addition to comparing the home to your minimum requirement and wish lists use the HUD Home Scorecard and consider the following: Is there...

What Questions Should I Ask When Looking At Homes?

http://bucket.wistia.com/medias/6es9ob49a2?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 As you’ll see in this video, many of your questions should focus on potential problems and maintenance issues. Does anything need to be replaced? What things require...