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When you decide to buy a home, one of the most important factors to consider is your interest rate. With poor credit, you can expect a higher interest rate, which can have a huge impact on your monthly payments. Ideally, you should understand some different ways to avoid higher rates on your mortgage.


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A surefire option to reduce your interest rates is to pay for lower rates. If you have some extra money saved up, it might be worth it to pay for a lower rate, which can provide you with great savings on a monthly basis. For example, over the period of the loan, you could save thousands of dollars by paying for just a quarter of a percent off.  When you buy the rate down, it is called paying "points."


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When interest rates are this good, a lot of people feel the need to rush their home buying ventures. However, getting a mortgage is an involved process. You are not going to find the perfect home and be able to get a mortgage the next day. Here are some tips to make sure that you ready to be preapproved for a mortgage!pREAPPROVED

  • Look at your credit score. Make sure that it appears to be accurate. Are there any unpaid debts on there that shouldn't be? Are there inconsistencies that you need to look into? Be sure to start taking care of any potential issues now.
  • Work on paying off your debt. You won't be disqualified if you have some debt, but creditors won't approve you for a mortgage if you have too much. Start paying off as much of your debt as possible
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When it comes to how the recent stock market correction affects Anchorage, Alaska real estate, experts have different opinions. If you want to list your Anchorage home this fall or winter, the chances are you will find plenty of prospective buyers.  Of course, price and condition matter a lot.  Most active real estate experts believe the market will remain active on house priced below $550,000.  The median price in Anchorage is close to $345,000 and we expect that market to remain strong because home inventory is limited. 

Depending on whether you live in a high demand neighborhood or own a home with popular features, you could sell your home for above listing price. At the same time, it is prudent to keep realistic expectations since Anchorage

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If you own Anchorage real estate, or if you're thinking of buying some, you've already made a good decision - real estate is one of the strongest investments around! It's so different from other types of investments, which helps make it particularly profitable. However, there are several costs besides your monthly mortgage payments associated with owning property. Although it's generally still more than worth it, it's important to consider all of these expenses, both prior to purchasing the property and while you own it. Here are a few costs of maintaining a home.



If you owned your house out-right, insurance wouldn't be required, however it's extremely important and would be foolish not to have it. Any lender would require homeowners

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If you're thinking about buying a house, then you'll also probably need to be thinking about a mortgage. Houses are expensive, and the money has to come from somewhere. Unfortunately, traditional mortgages don't tend to be very flexible, and people are very often denied access. However, many people don't Sell my Anchorage Home.  What is my home worth?realize that there are numerous other options for financing a home. Here are a few.                       

High interest lender

This usually isn't the best option, but if nothing else works, a high interest lender will finance a property purchase, or just about anything else, in almost any situation. Whether you have bad credit, no job, or some other issue that makes the bank uncomfortable, a high interest lender is likely to ignore it, or not even

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Becoming a homeowner for the first time is an incredible experience, but it is certainly not an easy road. When you are in the steps of preparing to buy a home,Buying a house in Anchorage Alaska one of your main focuses should be on the down payment. If you start looking at homes with enough money saved up, you can enjoy low mortgage interest rates.

Set the Minimum at 20 Percent

The lowest that you should set your sights on for savings is a 20 percent down payment. However, since you cannot determine exactly how much you will want to or end up being able to spend on a home, you should be on the conservative side and save up enough to handle this expense on the higher side.

Save More Money, If Possible

If you are not in a rush to purchase a home, but want to enjoy the lowest

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Helping your children buy a home often proves a better investment than a college degree for a career they didn’t pursue. With the prices of homes rising in Anchorage, Alaska, it’s not surprising a growing number of parents want to help their children achieve the American dream. According to an article by, millennials in their 20s and 30s find it hard to save up for a down payment on a home. A survey by loandepot showed in the past 5 years, 13 percent of parents with young adult children between of 20 and 38 assisted their child buy a home. Of those who helped, 65 percent put money toward the down payment while 24 percent gave them money for the closing costs. Experts say parents can also co-sign a mortgage loan, but need to understand the

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