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This week, we talked about what to know when buying your first home. The video panel included: Douglas A. Boneparth – CFP Board Ambassador and Vice President at Life and Wealth Planning, Richmond American Homes, Martha Staten– Realtor and advocate for Personal Finance in schools,Rod Griffin – Director of Public Education at Experian, and Mike Delgado – Social Media Community Manager at Experian.
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Questions We Discussed:
Q1: How do you decide if you should be renting or buying a home?
Q2: What are tips for getting the best rate on a home loan?
Q3: What should you do before applying for a home loan?
Q4: How do you forecast your housing budget?
Q5: What unexpected costs might you encounter when buying a home?
Q6: How do you choose a good real estate agent?
Q7: What factors should you consider when choosing the location of your new home?
Q8: What can a home inspector uncover for you?
Q9: What are your thoughts on buying a short sale, foreclosure or bank-owned home?
Q10: What are some online tools and resources that can help you research and find a home?