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Home Buying 101: What is a CDD?

Posted On: October 13, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
What is a CDD and what are CDD fees?>

If you are considering buying a new home in Florida, you may have heard a reference to CDD fees - And, you may be wondering just what are CDD fees? In this Home Buying 101 blog, we explain everything you need to know about CDDs ...



Home Buying 101: Types of Home Loans

Posted On: September 14, 2020 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101
Learn about type of home loans in Florida>

Generally speaking, there are two overarching categories or types of home loans – conventional loans and government-backed mortgages including FHA, VA, and USDA loans. Each has different advantages and qualification requirements, and our preferred lenders can help you determine the right type of home loan for your needs. ...



Home Buying 101: Today’s Mortgage Interest Rates

Posted On: July 8, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
today's mortgage rates>

A lower interest rate means a lower monthly mortgage payment, or the ability to afford more home, and mortgage interest rates hit an all-time record low heading into the July Fourth weekend. ...



Home Buying 101: What Credit Score Do You Need to Buy a Home in Florida?

Posted On: June 24, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
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Are you considering buying a new home in Florida and not sure if you have the credit score required? Get the scoop on credit score basics, the score you need to buy a home, and the benefits of getting pre-qualified before you start shopping for your new home. ...



Home Buying 101: What is an MCC?

Posted On: June 2, 2020 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
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The Mortgage Tax Credit Certificate, or MCC, provides a federal tax credit to qualifying homebuyers. Home Solutions Lenders Inc., a Highland Homes preferred lender and Florida Housing-approved MCC lender, provides insight on just what the MCC is, who can benefit, and how to take advantage of this. ...



Home Buying 101: Tax Benefits for Florida Homeowners

Posted On: February 6, 2020 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: Tax Benefits for Florida Homeowners

Curious about tax deductions available to you as a Florida homeowner? Good news - There are an array of tax deductions available that can add up to big savings if you itemize your 2019 federal tax return. ...



Home Buying 101: Home Affordability Better Now than 1985-2000

Posted On: July 12, 2018 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: Home Affordability Better Now than 1985-2000

According to a recent report from Zillow, homes are more affordable today than they were back in 1985 to 2000. In addition, homes are more affordable now than they were at the peak of the housing bubble in 2006! ...



Home Buying 101: Buying and Selling Your Homes at the Same Time

Posted On: June 20, 2018 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101

If you already own a home and are getting ready to purchase a new home in Florida, chances are you are trying to juggle buying a new home and selling your current one at the same time. A key factor that can affect your buying and selling process is coordinating the timing ...



Home Buying 101: Understanding Closing Costs

Posted On: April 9, 2018 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: Understanding Closing Costs

Just what are closing costs, and how are they calculated? ...



Home Buying 101: Preparing to Buy a Home in Florida

Posted On: March 16, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101

Making the decision to buy a home in Florida is exciting and means starting a new chapter in life. And, preparing to take on a mortgage requires thought, preparation and a good team of professionals around you to help the process along.  ...