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Thursday, February 22, 2024   /   by Robert Hunt

Boost Your ROI: Top Projects to Tackle Before Listing Your Home

Boost Your ROI: Top Projects to Tackle Before Listing Your Home

Preparing to sell your home can be an overwhelming task, but strategic planning and execution can significantly impact your return on investment (ROI). By focusing on the right projects prior to listing, you can increase your home's appeal to potential buyers and maximize its selling price. In this blog post, we'll explore the best projects to undertake before listing your home to ensure you get the highest ROI possible.
Curb Appeal Enhancement:
First impressions matter, and the exterior of your home is the first thing potential buyers will see. Enhancing your home's curb appeal can make a significant difference in attracting buyers and setting a positive tone for their viewing experience.
Consider projects such as landscaping, exterior painting, power washing, and updating your front door and hardware. These relatively simple and affordable tasks can instantly boost your home's curb appeal and increase its perceived. ...

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024   /   by Robert Hunt

How to Improve Your Credit Score: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Improve Your Credit Score: A Step-by-Step Guide

Your credit score is more than just a number; it's a reflection of your financial history and habits. Whether you're planning to buy a home or simply want to improve your financial health, a good credit score is essential. Here's how you can work towards boosting your credit score and securing better financial opportunities:
1. Get a Copy of Your Credit Report
Before you can begin improving your credit score, you need to know where you stand. Take advantage of your right to a free annual credit report from each of the major credit bureaus—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Visit annualcreditreport.com to obtain your reports and review them for accuracy.
2. Report Credit Inaccuracies
Review your credit reports carefully for any errors or inaccuracies. Even small mistakes can negatively impact your credit score. If you spot any discrepancies, follow the steps outlined by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to dispute and ...

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020   /   by Robert Hunt


If you've been considering purchasing a new home, our research shows that putting off that decision any further could cost you. Here are a couple of key reasons that you should consider buying a home sooner rather than later:

Housing prices are healthy and growing. In fact, in 2015, prices increased 5.7 percent on average in the United States according to the S&P Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, and they're expected to continue on that trajectory. At this rate, a $200,000 home could cost you $211,400 next year and $223,450 in just two years.

Interest rates are still low. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate on a 30-year mortgage in 2015 was just 3.85 percent. If you had a $200,000 mortgage at this rate, your payment would be $938 a month. However, the Federal Reserve may raise rates in the near future. At 8.90 percent, which is the historical average interest rate, your payment would be $1,595. That's a potential increase of $657 a month!
Our commitment t ...

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Monday, November 23, 2020   /   by Robert Hunt


When buying a new home, you want to feel confident that it has the potential to grow in value over time. We recognize that many factors must be carefully considered when choosing a home, and we can help you sort through all of the details in order for you to feel more secure in your decision.

Choosing the right home and neighborhood that meet all of your needs will help you feel happier with your home for longer. This will allow for you to take advantage of any possible appreciation in your home's value. Our diligent research identifies which homes and neighborhoods meet your requirements and match your lifestyle.
Purchasing your new home at a fair price could increase the chance for a higher return on your investment when you decide to sell. By identifying motivated sellers, we'll negotiate the best price possible.
A home that needs significant repairs or updates may not be a wise investment. Walking you through the home inspection process and connecting you with our network of t. ...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020   /   by Robert Hunt

First-time home-buying guide

Being a first-time homebuyer can be overwhelming. At Homepoint, we want to help make the home buying process as simple and straightforward as possible. To get started on your path to homeownership, follow these steps:

1. Decide if buying makes sense

While homeownership is undoubtedly a large financial commitment, it can come with a lot of benefits. Start with our frequently asked questions about homebuying to make sure that buying makes sense for your situation compared to renting or even renovating.

2. Make sure you're loan ready

Review your credit history with Experian, Transunion or Equifax (or all three) to ensure your credit score and credit history look good. Now is the time to resolve any outstanding issues or work to raise your credit score. (Check out our article, Tips for Improving Your Credit Score, for additional information.)

Start to compile the documents you'll need throughout the loanprocess, such as: ...

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