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7 Super Money Saver Tips For First Time Home Buyers



Save, Save, Save

The very first thing you want to be doing, when your goal is to be a first time home owner, is to be saving in as many ways as you can find. Check out 100 Tips For Saving from The Simple Dollar or some of the 75 Money Saving Tips From Dough Roller.

You could adjust your lifestyle from eating out three times a week to cooking at home, buy less prepared food, cut out the junk food, take your own coffee in a thermos cup, brown bag your lunch.  For a working couple just taking your own lunch could easily save thousands a year.  Saving more is increasingly practical advice for each of us.

Souper Savings From The Pot To The BankFirst Time Buyers Save

In honor of Thanksgiving, here’s my Mom’s Turkey Soup Recipe. Like all great cooks, she had the creative instincts to add a magical “pinch of this and that”.

Beg, borrow and save those bones. In my growing up years, everything went in the soup pot. That’s a tradition I love. Home made soup is more nutritious. You’ll feel good when you come home to an easy dinner, knowing the savings brings you one step closer to your dream home. Try making your own bread. It’s fun, cheap and incredibly easy. Takes no more than 6 or 7 ingredients and none of them requires a chemistry degree to pronounce.

7 Super Money Saver Tips For First Time Home Buyers

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First Time Home Buyers Begin At The Beginning



Where Should A First Time Home Buyer Begin?

A First Time Home Buyer Who Dares To Be Different

First Time Home Buyer BeginningA good place to begin is at the beginning.

Did you know that most first time home buyers do not begin at the beginning? They usually start in the middle by looking for a home, falling in love, then scrambling to make it work, sometimes with unnecessary disappointment or heart break. We can always find another wonderful home for you. Dare to be different and begin at the beginning by asking yourself some tough questions about your lifestyle, your finances and your motivation to be a home owner.

Should Everyone Be a Home Owner?

Should everyone be a home owner? Or, are there times when it might be best to stay on the Home Buying sidelines and rent? It’s a good beginning question to ask. Read the rest of this entry »

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First Time Home Buyers Get Their Ducks In A Row



First Time Home Buyers Succeed With Planning and Preparation

Our First Time Home Buyers Series will begin at the beginning with adviceFirst Time Home Buyers Series - Get Your Ducks In A Row to help you get your real estate ducks in a row.

A Real Estate “Buyers” Market

Anytime that you have more than 6 months of inventory backing up, you have a Buyers Market. And some would say, “it’s about time!”

Happily for Buyers, gone are the “escalation” clauses for the Agreement of Sale price and the anxiety producing multiple offers-“pick me, pick me” (although I’ve heard of a few on some “hot” properties).

Sellers Love, Love, Love First Time Buyers!

Why? Because First Time Home Buyers don’t have a house to sell, which eliminates a major contingency. Read the rest of this entry »

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First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit~Good News For Buyers



First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit-Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008~Helps Main Line Chester County Buyers

Photo Friday San Diego Sea World-First Time Buyers Tax CreditThe President signed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 on July 30, 2008, reference H.R. 3221.  The House Vote was 272-152 and the Senate Vote was 72-13 according the National Association of Realtors®.  We’re combining this refreshing Summertime news for First Time Home Buyers with our Photo Friday selection from my trip to San Diego.

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