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Getting married this summer? Here are some important tips from the IRS!

By HOMEteam on June 13, 2018 in Financial Tips

Congratulations! You’ve tied the knot and cut the cake. Newlyweds have a lot to think about and taxes might not be on the list. However, there is good reason for a new couple to consider how the nuptials may affect their tax situation.

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6 Key Home Buying Terms Made Clear

By HOMEteam on December 14, 2017 in Financial Tips, General Information

If you’re buying a home for the first time, familiarizing yourself with the wealth of information available is often a welcomed challenge. Learning all of the terms and procedures relevant to your eventual closing process can be exciting and motivating. It’s a lot to learn, but once you understand the terminology and how it relates […]

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Everything You Want to Know About Property Deeds When Buying a Home

By HOMEteam on August 31, 2017 in General Information

House hunting? By now, you may have noticed that some listings include “deed restrictions” or list a certain type of property deed. While seemingly nondescript, this document can have crucial implications on the property and the sale itself. Before you make an offer, it’s a good idea to start familiarizing yourself with the ins-and-outs of […]

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10 Questions to Ask When Considering a Reverse Mortgage

By HOMEteam on June 21, 2017 in Mortgage Tips

You may have heard of a reverse mortgage, but you’re not sure if it’s the right choice for you. You may have even put off looking into it because you’re not sure if you qualify. Fortunately, if you have some equity in your home and want to increase your income in your Golden Years, a […]

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A Four-Point Strategy to Revive Homeownership

By Paul McLaughlin on June 1, 2017 in General Information, Mortgage Tips, Paul McLaughlin

It’s not looking good for homeownership these days. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 63.7 percent of households owned their homes at the end of 2016, down from a peak of 69.2 percent in 2004. While there have been small increases in recent quarters, the homeownership trend since the financial crisis continues to trend downward. […]

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Thinking homeownership is out of reach? Think again.

By Ryan Tufts on February 28, 2017 in General Information, Mortgage Tips, Ryan Tufts

Saving for a down payment and escalating home prices are two reasons that make it difficult for low income homebuyers to purchase a home.  Did you know that the USDA 502-Direct loan program solves these issues and more for homebuyers?  Designed for low income families purchasing homes in rural areas, this loan offers a 0% […]

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HOMEteam in 2015

By HOMEteam on April 18, 2016 in General Information

This article originally appeared in NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire’s March 2016 Neighborhood Minute Newsletter. To view the entire newsletter, please click here. This past year HOMEteam has expanded home buyer and home owner services to meet the needs of New Hampshire residents. Along with our partners at NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire, CATCH Neighborhood Housing and […]

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Buying a home? Need a mortgage?

By Carol Bickford on March 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

Use this guide to help navigate the buying and borrowing process. There’s more to a mortgage than just a good rate. It’s an exciting experience that can turn overwhelming if you don’t take time to understand the application process.  This guide offers the basics on what goes into applying for a mortgage, and will help […]

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Hard work brings New Hampshire family home

By HOMEteam on June 2, 2015 in Success Stories

When Jeremy Charron lost his construction job in the wake of the 2008 housing crisis, he and his wife Siobhan had no choice but to file for bankruptcy.  They thought their credit would never recover, even after they got back on their feet, and that their dream of owning a home would remain a fantasy.  […]

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How does my credit score affect buying a home?

By Ryan Tufts on February 24, 2015 in Financial Tips, Ryan Tufts

An important factor in buying your new home is your credit score. This score helps determine the type of loan you qualify for, the interest rate you pay, how much you can spend on a home, and in some cases if you can buy a home at all.

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