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4 Smart Money Habits That Will Help You Save up a Mortgage Down Payment Faster

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 1, 2017

Are you ready for home ownership? The prospect of owning your own house or apartment is an exciting one, but with any financial transaction this large there are some things to consider. The first is your down payment – that is, the initial payment you’ll put against the cost of the house to reduce the…

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Yes, It’s True! Why Replacing Your Front Door Can Help to Sell Your Home Faster

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 31, 2017

There are plenty of things that you’ll need to shape up when you embark on selling your home, whether it’s painting the house or the minor fix-ups, but it’s easy to forget about some items that will be readily apparent to homebuyers. If you’re preparing to put your home on the market and are wondering…

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Closing Costs 101: Expert Tips for Keeping Your Costs Down When Finalizing Your Mortgage

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 30, 2017

Are you thinking about buying a new home? If you are going to make use of mortgage financing, you may be wondering about some of the costs attached. As you may have heard, all mortgages have a number of fees and other costs that are assessed at the “close,” or when you finalize the loan.…

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Millennials in NoVA Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 29, 2017

It doesn’t matter what age you are, it’s always painful to save up for the down-payment when purchasing a home. But there’s good news, especially if you’re a millennial looking for your first home purchase. A report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or…

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October 2017 Market Update

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 28, 2017

Jason Mitchell 2025408160 View My Website View My Facebook Featured Video for Haymarket, VA It’s A Great Time To Buy! Here is your local market video with the most recent activity for Haymarket, VA! Please click the link above to view and contact me if you have any questions regarding your next real estate transaction…

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Buying a Home Can Be Scary In Prince William… Unless You Know the Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 28, 2017

Even out in Prince William County homes are more expensive than average compared to most of the country. So buying a home can indeed be scary! But if you’re looking to buy you just need to educate yourself. Some Highlights: Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO®…

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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 27, 2017

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. This is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO. The…

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jason Mitchell | Oct 25, 2017

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.8%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find…

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