a Step-by-Step Guide to Securing a Mortgage

It’s an exciting moment when you decide to charge ahead and purchase your first home. You look forward to finding the right house in a neighborhood you like and settling in to become part of the community. Plus in terms of personal finance, homeownership is a major accomplishment. 

But there are a host of obstacles and setbacks you may encounter along the path to buying your first home. Clearing your way to get approved for a home loan will ensure that you are ready to act when that dream home appears on the housing market. Follow these ten steps

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My Reno: How to make an ‘empty shell’ your forever home

Details of the backyard renovation of the property at Balmoral. Image supplied.

PROPERTY lawyer by day, home renovator by night, weekend – and any other spare time.

Jesse Inns has always had a creative side, but he needed an outlet for it.

That’s when the first homeowner decided to buy a character home in need of a lot of TLC in the leafy suburb of Balmoral in Brisbane’s east.

Mr Inns spent two years looking for the perfect property to inject his personality into. “I’ve always been one of those people who had a creative flair and so I was

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Homes Flying Off Market at Record Pace—46% Accept an Offer Within 2 Weeks

Key takeaways for the 4-week period ending August 2:

  • A record-high share of homes are selling fast: 46% of homes sold within the first two weeks on the market, the highest level since at least 2012 (as far back as our data on this measure goes).
  • Home sale prices were up 9% year over year to another new all-time high of over $311,000. “The combination of ultra low inventory, very high buyer demand, and super duper low interest rates is a very successful formula for sellers, not so great for buyers,” said Brian Morales, a Redfin agent in Orange County,
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Paddington buyer smashes Randwick house price record with $6.75m+ sale

No. 53 Govett St, Randwick, has smashed the suburb price record.

A Randwick home in the same family for 40 years has sold for more than $6.75m — $1.5m above the guide price and smashing the suburb record by $350k. It hit the market yesterday.

McGrath agents Stephen McMorrow and Angus Gorrie instantly had buyers fighting over the Federation home on a rare 836 sqm block at 53 Govett St.

The deal was done this afternoon, though negotiations had already started when it was off-market. It’s understood the purchasers are a family from Paddington.

Explaining the huge result so

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6 Unique Cabins for Sale Across the US Right Now

If you’re thinking about leaving the hustle and bustle of the city for more peace and privacy, or just for a more affordable mortgage payment, then a cabin home might be just what you’re looking for. From traditional log cabins with plenty of character to sleek, modern styles, we’ve found a wide variety of cabins for sale across the U.S. So whether you’re looking for the perfect weekend getaway cabin or a secluded retreat to call home, you’ll fall in love with one of these 6 unique cabins currently for sale.

3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,503 Sq. Ft.

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