Should You Buy a Short Sale Property?

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Home sellers are sometimes motivated to sell a home because of financial difficulties, divorce, or the death of a partner or spouse. If they are lagging behind on mortgage payments, they may look at a short sale option instead of facing foreclosure. According to a Statista report, about 0.23% of American homes were in foreclosure…

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Do I Need an Appraisal When I Buy a New Home?

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When you get ready to buy your new home, a home appraisal is part of the loan approval process. If you are a newly degreed attorney, an established attorney looking for a first home, or if you are ready to refinance your home, Attorney Mortgage can help you understand the residential appraisal.  What is a…

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Do I Really Need a Home Inspection?

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After you find the home you like, and your offer to purchase is accepted, your real estate agent will talk to you about your home inspection. This is typically scheduled as quickly as possible. Attorney Mortgage recommends a home inspection as this will help ensure that there are no major problems with your new home. …

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How Do I Find a Good Real Estate Agent?

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You do not need to wait until you have a real estate agent before contacting Attorney Mortgage. We can help you find the right agent for you; one who works with attorneys and knows their special needs.  What is the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®? A REALTOR® is a real estate…

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Do I Need a Budget For Buying A House?

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Whether you are planning to buy a home or you are already in the buying process, managing your money is the first step to success. Smart investors create a budget that covers mortgage and other expenses, as well as improvements, entertainment, and unexpected bills. “A budget is a crucial tool to help you take control…

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Can You Buy a Home if You Have Student Loans? 

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Is buying a house even possible if you have student loan debt? You are newly degreed and anticipating a higher income in the future, but can you qualify for a home loan now? You do not need to wait until you are debt-free before you begin your home search. Begin by contacting Attorney Mortgage. We…

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Is Buying a Home Better than Renting?

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You may be thinking that it is time to move out of that rental you’ve been in for a few years and venture into the world of homeownership. Or you are moving to a new city and are considering renting a place before buying.  Home ownership is an important decision, and a long-term investment which…

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