• 4 Things to Know About Buying a Vacation Home

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    10/01 at 03:34 PM

    With interest rates remaining at historic lows, now may be a good time to purchase a second home for your family’s weekend getaways. Whether it’s a lake home or mountain cabin, here are four things you should know about buying a vacation home. ... Read More

  • Learn About USDA Guaranteed Mortgages

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    09/27 at 04:13 PM

    If you are interested in buying a home, but may not have enough saved for a large down payment, a USDA guaranteed mortgage may be worth some consideration. One of the greatest misconceptions is that you have to be a farmer or purchase a farm to use this mortgage. In fact, many property types are allowed: new and existing homes, modular, brand new manufactured homes. Eligibility depends on two things: property location, and income, which must be less than 110% of the area’s average income. Both property location and income eligibility can be checked on the USDA’s website. ... Read More

  • Resources for First-Time Homebuyers

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    10/27 at 01:01 PM

    After years of living in apartments, townhouses, or even your childhood home, have you decided to become a homeowner? Congratulations! Freedom First has a great Mortgage team ready to help you! ... Read More

  • Five Things to Avoid When Selling a Home

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    08/25 at 11:17 AM

    Selling your home can be an exciting – but stressful – process. You may have loved your neon green living room or your "man cave" in the garage, but a prospective buyer may be distracted or repulsed by those features. ... Read More

  • So, Why does my REALTOR® ask me to sign a Buyer’s agreement before viewing houses?

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    07/24 at 11:44 AM

    The short answer is that Virginia law requires it in order to protect you. The longer answer is that having something in writing ... Read More

  • Roanoke Realtors Tips: Staging Properties to Sell

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    07/24 at 11:34 AM

    People in the process of searching for homes and real estate can be influenced by even minor updates and changes to your home. Sometimes simply looking at the MLS photos online can entice or repel potential buyers. Luckily, there are some tips you can use to help stage your home to sell so it looks appealing both in photos and in person. ... Read More

  • Make Your Home More Attractive

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    06/16 at 01:56 PM

    When selling your home, look at your home through a potential buyer's eyes, and follow these steps to make it show well and receive a good offer. ... Read More

  • 3 Ways to Update Your Kitchen

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    06/16 at 09:52 AM

    Does your kitchen need a new look? ... Read More

  • Preparing to Purchase a Home

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    05/12 at 04:40 PM

    Helpful tips to prepare for purchasing a home. Taking a few important steps now can help you avoid surprises when you find the home of your dreams. ... Read More

  • Roanoke Homes and Neighborhoods that “fit” you: How to find them

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    05/06 at 11:22 AM

    There are a lot of things to consider when searching for homes and properties to purchase, but the neighborhood you choose can be more important than simply finding the best deal of the current homes for sale! An experienced agent can help you find realty options in great neighborhoods that fit your lifestyle. ... Read More

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