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Homebuyer Basics Part 2: Financing and House Shopping

Now that you and your counselor have discussed how much house you could potentially afford, it may be time to try to qualify for a loan! It is often recommended to try a few different mortgage brokers or banks to

Posted in Financial Counseling, Housing

Homebuyer Basics Part 1: Counseling and Determining Affordability

Are you looking to buy a house and don’t know where to begin? LSS offers free homebuyer counseling! Homebuyer counseling can help prepare you no matter where you are in the home buying process. Starting with a non-profit organization, such

Posted in Financial Counseling, Housing

Homebuyer Tips: Buying When you Have Student Loans

In case you haven’t heard, there is a student loan debt crisis in America. Currently, the amount of student debt owed – $1.5 trillion – is second only to mortgage debt. Even so, many Americans with student loan debt also

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Posted in Budgeting, Housing, Savings, Student Loan

To buy or to rent?

When searching for your next home, should you buy or rent? There is no right or wrong answer, but definitely some things you will want to consider. Do you want to stay in the area or do you want flexibility

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Making the Decision to Purchase a Home: Townhouses vs. Single Family Homes

Deciding to purchase a home is probably one of the biggest financial decisions you make. Not only must the home be affordable, there is a lengthy process involved. On top of the home buying process, some home buyers are overwhelmed

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Posted in Financial Planning, Financial Wellness, Housing
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